JAMB in its quest to prevent infractions and ensure fairness and equity in the admission process has disclosed that it has concluded plans to link the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) platform with the Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offenses Commission (ICPC). The Registrar of the Board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, dropped this hint at a meeting with some tertiary institutions at the Board’s Headquarters, Bwari, Abuja, on Thursday, 5th March, 2020.
According to the Registrar, some institutions had continued to abuse the automated platform in many ways like total jettisoning of CAPS, coercing highscoring candidates to opt for other programmes to give room for their favoured candidates and offline admission. skipping high-scoring candidates on the merit list without any justification and substituting them with low-scoring ones, among other infractions.
JAMB To Partner with ICPC in Conduct of Admission To Curb Illegalities
The Registrar said these acts are criminal, wicked and unacceptable, hence those found aiding and abetting admission irregularities would be liable for prosecution by the anti-graft agency. Prof. Oloyede cautioned defaulting institutions that the ICPC’s sledge hammer would fall on any institution or official that circumvents the guidelines governing admissions and CAPS platform.
He said, “There should be no debate about merit. Merit is merit and it is not negotiable. High-scoring candidates ought to be admitted first.”
Some of the institutions in attendance at the meeting included: Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi; University of Nigeria, Nsukka; Federal College of Education (T), Gusau; Federal Polytechnic, Bida, College of Education, Kura, among others.
ACE FOR BABS REPORTING