The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has raised concerns about certain tertiary institutions allegedly conferring certificates and graduating students who have never been formally matriculated.
Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar of JAMB, addressed this issue during a two-day refresher training for all admission desk officers at the JAMB headquarters in Abuja.
In the latest JAMB bulletin, Oloyede expressed dismay over institutions that have reportedly failed to matriculate any students in the last five years. He emphasized that admitting students for a degree program without proper matriculation is a clear violation of the board’s existing regulations.
PMNews gathered that Oloyede warned that institutions found guilty of such irregularities, particularly those not matriculating students in any given year, would be considered as not having admitted students during that period.
He highlighted the serious consequences for such institutions, stating that graduates from these institutions may face challenges in being mobilized for the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.