EducationNewsNigeriaJAMB Uncovers Over 1,600 Fake A-Level Results in Registration Crackdown
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has uncovered a significant number of fake A-Level results during the 2023 Direct Entry, DE, registration exercise.
A staggering 1,665 fabricated results were identified, raising concerns about the integrity of the admissions process.
JAMB Registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, disclosed this information while receiving leadership from the National Association of Nigeria Colleges of Education Students, NANCES, at his Abuja office.
He emphasised the prevalence of “endemic corruption associated with the admission system” as a key motivator for the stricter verification process.
Professor Oloyede highlighted a particularly concerning instance at Bayero University, Kano. Out of 148 DE applications submitted to the university, only six presented genuine A-Level certificates.
This discovery, he explained, prompted a meeting with critical stakeholders to strategise ways to combat this “monumental fraud.”
The measures discussed included the establishment of a dedicated A-level result verification task force and the creation of a unified platform for streamlining certificate authentication.
Prof. Oloyede also disclosed that to underscore the importance attached to the exercise, the Board has put in place a “no verification, no admission” policy.
He stressed the importance of safeguarding the integrity of these credentials, which play a crucial role in university admissions across Nigeria.
While listing fifteen institutions that have not sufficiently complied with verification requests from the Board, he stated that the affected institutions, with more than 20 unverified candidates, would have to pre-verify candidates applying with their certificates before they could complete their DE registration process.
According to the registrar, the modification in the ongoing DE registration is that candidates could go ahead and register while the school verifies them at the backend.
By Ezinwanne Onwuka (Senior Reporter)
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