The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fingered the University of Abuja and other universities across the country in illegal admission processes without recourse to the stipulated guidelines.
Head of Public Affairs and Protocols of JAMB, Fabian Benjamin, in a statement today, April 13, said that the affected universities have been reported to be issuing admission letters to candidates without recourse to the Board, insisting that such admissions that have not been proposed, approved nor accepted on the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) are null and void.
According to Fabian, asking hapless candidates to pay acceptance fees for such admissions that had not been processed through CAPS amounts to illegality.
“Consequently, such admissions are illegal, unacceptable and offensive to extant rules and regulations guiding admissions to tertiary institutions in Nigeria as approved by the Federal Ministry of Education and provided on Caps.“
The JAMB, therefore, advised all candidates not to accept any admissions that are not provisioned on CAPS, adding that by implication, any candidate who has not accepted and printed his/her admissions letter on CAPS should not pay any acceptance fee as any admission done outside CAPS is an illegitimate admission that would not be sanctioned by the Board.
It would be recalled that JAMB instituted CAPS in 2017 as an automated platform designed to ensure that admissions are transparently done to protect the interest of all Nigerians desirous of tertiary education.