JAMB Stops Universities, Others From Running Distance Learning Programme
Universities and other tertiary institutions that offer degree programs can no longer directly admit students to their sandwich, distance learning, part-time, and other programs, according to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
In addition, the board stated that it would no longer regularize “backdoor admissions” conducted by higher education institutions.
It directed that all admissions into various programmes in tertiary institutions be processed through JAMB from now on, and warned institutions not to break the new rule.
The new advisory was announced by JAMB’s Head of Media and Protocol, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, in its weekly news bulletin released yesterday in Abuja.
“The JAMB would no longer condone any illegal/ irregular admission by any institution,” the board warned.
The bulletin reads: “The advisory further made it clear that the new hardline position taken by the board was informed by the quantum of applications received from candidates for condoning illegal admissions, popularly known by candidates as ‘Regularisation’.
“…Such ignoble acts would no longer be tolerated by the board.
“The advisory further reiterated that all applications for admissions to first degree, National Diploma (ND), National Innovation Diploma and the Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) into full-time, Distance Learning, part-time, outreach, sandwich, among others, must be processed only through the JAMB.
“Consequently, institutions which are still involved in advertising or selling ‘application forms’ for admissions into the programmes listed above were advised to desist forthwith.
“The advisory, therefore, enjoined institutions to advise their candidates to apply to them through the JAMB, adding that duplication of application forms is also not allowed”.
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