Illegal Admissions: JAMB Names Varsities Involved, vow to punish offenders

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has named universities involved in admission rackets across the country.

THECONSCIENCENG gathered that in the latest statistics released by JAMB in Abuja on Thursday, it revealed the top 10 universities with illegal admissions in Nigeria. The statistics covered four years (2017-2020).

According to the board, a total of 58,698 fake admissions were conducted by the 10 institutions during the period under review.

The board listed the universities as follows; Usmanu Danfodiyo University, Sokoto, with 20,162 illegal admissions; University of Jos, 7,600;  Benue State University, 6,171; University of Nigeria, Nsukka 5,457; Kwara State University, 5,070; Novena University, 3,432; Alex Ekueme University, 2,902; Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, 2,795; Olabisi Onabanjo University, 2,586, and University of Calabar, 2,523.

JAMB has continually complained over admissions done outside the Central Admissions Processing System.


Registrar of the board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, while commenting on the development,  said, “The ASUU chairman once went on air to say that some vice chancellors were the ones conducting admissions. I told him to bring me the name of any of the vice chancellors conducting the admissions.

“Admissions are conducted via CAPS. Some institutions came to us and told us to give them the grace to rectify the illegal admissions that were conducted outside of CAPs. The minister also forgave them and we told them that any one that is caught will have his or her admission reversed.”