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JAMB Uncovers 3,000 Fake Graduates

by Felicia Awoyemi
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As part of efforts at purging the Nigerian educational system, the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has raised the alarm, saying it had uncovered 3,000 fake graduates in possession of illegal certificates across the country.


The Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, who made this known in a report published in the board’s bulletin, said those involved were discovered to have never set foot within the four walls of a classroom.


Oloyede during a meeting with the delegation of the Committee of Pro-Chancellors of State Universities in Nigeria (COPSUN) in his office, at the National Headquarters, Bwari, Abuja, also condemned the act of illegal admissions by some institutions.


According to him, illegal admissions have remained a source of embarrassment to the country.

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“Some ‘graduates’ had never entered the four walls of a university owing to the endemic corruption in the system but the board had documented over 3,000 of such cases.


“Illegal admission of candidates into tertiary institutions in the country is an embarrassment and a disservice to the nation,” the bulletin read.


The registrar, therefore, charged COPSUN to ensure that they clamp down on underhand admissions, which is detrimental to the system and disadvantageous to the image of the country.


The development comes on the heels of the House of Representatives Committee on Basic Education, in December 2023, ordering the Board to present a list of tertiary institutions that had conducted irregular and illegal admissions.


The examination body had earlier warned candidates to desist from accepting admissions offered by such institutions without full academic participation.

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