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JAMB warns against illegal admission by minors

The Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has warned universities towards unlawful admissions that necessitate ‘regularisation’ after admission has been granted.

He mentioned that making use of for regularization was unlawful.

He additionally warned towards admitting underage college students.

JAMB Regularization is a course of administered by JAMB in Nigeria to validate and formalize the admission of scholars admitted into tertiary establishments with out correct documentation or by means of casual means.

He regretted that the problem of regularization disadvantaged most candidates of the chance to hitch the Nationwide Youth Service Corps.

Oloyede mentioned this on Tuesday in Lagos whereas opening the seventh biennial convention of the Committee of Professional-Chancellors of State Universities in Nigeria.

The theme of the convention was 'Efficient college governance: the position of stakeholders'.

He mentioned this act needed to cease within the curiosity of accountability, knowledge safety and the integrity of the nation. Something that was not allowed was unlawful, he mentioned.

“I wish to discuss what I name unlawful admission. Many vice-chancellors don’t like that phrase, however the fact is that there isn’t any have to regularize what’s common.

“It’s unlawful to ask for regularization after admission. Some candidates can not go for NYSC as a result of they weren’t admitted correctly,” he mentioned.

He additionally complained that the admission of minors and candidates with a diploma was additionally illegal.

He mentioned: “About two months in the past, I acquired a letter from a European nation to substantiate whether or not a feminine pupil had graduated from a specific college as a result of she was 15 years previous and had utilized for a postgraduate programme. The query they requested me was, ‘Is that this doable in Nigeria?’

“The unlawful admission of diploma college students should additionally cease, as a result of final 12 months we admitted 9,000 diploma college students; I used to be shocked that about 3,000 college students got here from a sure college.

“Every of us ought to be accountable as a result of all these actions can hurt our schooling system.”

Schooling Minister Prof. Tahir Mamman mentioned in April that the federal authorities is contemplating introducing 18 because the minimal age for admission to universities and different larger schooling establishments.

The minister additionally accused underage college students of

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