Prof Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar and Chief Executive Officer of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has made a new declaration.
He vowed that the board will always collaborate with the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to expose all institutions, mobilisations officers, students affairs officers involved in illegal admission and mobilisations.
Speaking on Wednesday in Abuja at the opening ceremony of the 2022 batch C pre-mobilisation workshop, Oloyede said both agencies would collaborate to ensure that only those qualified to be admitted and mobilized would succeed.
He said to ensure that only qualified people were admitted into tertiary institutions, JAMB introduced the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) in 2017 as it helps to accommodate all genuine cases for admission and expose all illegal cases.
Oloyede said, “We started CAPS in 2017 and people thought it was business as always. By 2020, we came up with a list of illegally admitted people between 2017 and 2021.”
He called on the mobilisation officers as well as corps-producing institutions to be on alert and ensure they do not get implicated in any illegal process that can land them in trouble.
On his part, the Director-General of the NYSC, Brigadier General Mohammed Kaku Fadah, disclosed that during the 2022 Batch ‘B’ Streams I and II orientation programmes, field officers detected a good number of prospective corps members, especially those claiming to be foreign-trained, with shocking inability to defend
their supposed educational qualifications.
According to him, a series of confessions were extracted from them, hence, the confession will hopefully assist in carrying out further investigations.
He said there was a compelling need for school managers and other stakeholders in education to rise to the occasion and nip the problem in the bud.
“During our maiden meeting with registrars of corps producing institutions in Nigeria held in April 2022, they made commitments regarding the strengthening of their data security.
“We expect that, amongst other steps, the institutions will always ensure that only credible officers are entrusted with the task of the handing data of their graduates being processed Mobilization,” Fada said.
He said the workshop was a platform for relevant stakeholders to fashion out strategies for the success of the mobilization process.