The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has revealed that it will work with security agencies to prosecute any institution or candidate, found breaching its admission’s code of operations. The board made this known in its latest Weekly Bulletin.
It said that henceforth, stringent measures, including prosecution, would be taken against erring candidates or institutions once a prima facie case has been established against them.
JAMB Registrar noted that although the Central Admissions Process System (CAPS) had made the admission process transparent, fair, and equitable, some stakeholders were, however, working hard to circumvent the system.
He said that one of the infractions observed, especially being committed by institutions, included offering candidates admission outside CAPS.
Others are candidates to opt for other programmes, to give room for their favoured but low-scoring candidates, and also offline admissions.
The registrar described the acts as criminal, wicked, and unacceptable, adding that those found aiding and abetting admissions irregularities would be prosecuted.
“There should be no debate about merit. “Merit is merit and it is not negotiable; high-scoring candidates ought to be admitted first.’’
The board also disclosed that it had taken a holistic view of all outstanding processes, to ensure the quick conclusion of the 2020 admissions.
It stated that CAPS had since been activated for private institutions, given their peculiarities, while the public institutions were mandated to follow suit.
Concerning the date for the sale of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) forms, the board stated that it would soon announced the date.