JAMB disowns admissions offered by UNIABUJA, others

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has disowned admissions being offered by the University of Abuja and few others, alleging that the admissions were being offered by the institutions outside the Central Admissions Processing System,CAPS.

To this end, it has warned candidates against accepting the offers, saying doing so was at their own perils.

The board, in a statement on Tuesday evening by its Head, Public Affaires and Protocols, Dr Fabian Benjamin, insisted “that such admissions that have not been proposed, approved nor accepted on the Central Admissions Processing System(CAPS) are null and void and as such, asking hapless candidates to pay acceptance fees for such admissions that had not been processed through CAPS amounts to illegality.”

The statement,titled: “Caveat Emptor: Illegal Admissions by Some Institutions”, read:”The attention of the Board has been drawn to the illegitimate admissions purportedly being conducted by some universities, including the University of Abuja.

” These universities have been reported to be issuing admission letters to candidates without recourse to the Board. It is, therefore, pertinent to state that such admissions that have not been proposed, approved nor accepted on the Central Admissions Processing System(CAPS) are null and void, and as such, 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.

“It would be recalled that the Board 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.

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