JAMB Uncovers 1,665 Fake A’Level Results during 2023 Direct Entry Registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has revealed that 1,665 fake A’level results were discovered during the 2023 Direct Entry registration process.

And Promises To Tackle Scams.

Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, the Registrar of JAMB, revealed concerning statistics during a meeting with the leadership of the National Association of Nigeria Colleges of Education Students (NANCES) at his office.

The Board also mentioned that the A’level results verification process was implemented due to widespread corruption within the system, with the aim of reinstating the integrity of this aspect of the admission process.

The head of JAMB disclosed that of this total number, 397 were from Colleges of Education; 453 held university diplomas, and the remaining individuals had other A’level certificates.

He emphasized the importance of ensuring that A’level certificates are respected and valued in order to maintain their integrity and credibility when used for securing admissions. This can be achieved by implementing long-lasting measures to protect the validity of the certificates.

The JAMB weekly bulletin highlighted that previously, when a candidate applied for Direct Entry, the Board would request the awarding institutions to conduct the required screening and verification.

He mentioned that JAMB was surprised by the shocking information from Bayero University, Kano (BUK), where only six out of the 148 Direct Entry applications received by the university were found to have genuine certificates.

The Registrar also stated that the significant fraud uncovered was the reason why key stakeholders came together for a meeting to discuss how to address the problem.

One of the proposed measures was to establish a task force for verifying A’level results and to develop a user-friendly platform for this purpose. The platform was described as reliable and can verify any certificate in just five minutes.

Oloyede further emphasized the significance of the exercise by implementing a policy where admission is contingent on verification. He mentioned that 15 institutions have not met verification requests, and those with over 20 unverified candidates must pre-verify applicants with certificates before they can register for DE.

The registrar announced a change in the current DE registration process, where candidates are now allowed to register first while the school verifies them later. However, he mentioned that the fifteen institutions that hadn’t fully complied must verify the certificate holders before they can finish their DE registration.


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