The Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof Ishaq Oloyede, has warned Corps Producing Institutions to stop mobilising part-time programme graduates for the compulsory one-year national service.
He gave the warning in Abuja on Tuesday while speaking at the meeting between the management of the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) and Registrars of Corps Producing Institutions in Nigeria.
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Frowning at the increasing rate of offering fake admission to unqualified persons, he said: “some instructions, knowing full well that unqualified students did not go through the Central Admissions Processes (CAPs). They have been admitting unqualified candidates and that is what has been responsible for illegal admission.
“JAMB has to appeal to the Minister of Education when we discover that close to one million candidates have been admitted in our tertiary instructions illegally between 2017 and 2021.
“What is relevant to our discussion today is that about 25 per cent of these illegally admitted were on Sanwich programme. We noticed that they even call them Daily Part-time students, but the Institutions have gone ahead to mobilize them for NYSC on graduation. That was why we rejected the list and told them to separate them from the graduates of regular programme.
“The mobilisation of fake corps members would not have been possible without the collaboration of the Registrars. Whether in or out of office, all those responsible for illegal admission will be held responsible and prosecuted. It is important that you as Registrars should stop these madness. I want to urge you to please stop mobilising graduates from Part-time programmes for NYSC,” he warned.
In his address, the Director-General of NYSC, Major General Shuaibu Ibrahim, warned that the Scheme is more determined now than before to prosecute fake corps members found culpable.
“There are over 2000 active Corps Producing Institutions on our database out of which only 320 of them are home based. Though relatively smaller in number, the participants for these conference are grouped into North and South for separate sections to enable everybody to be part of the decision-making process.
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