NEWS: DE registration: JAMB uncovers 1,665 fake A-level results

JAMB adjusts statement of result requirement for DE candidates

DE registration: JAMB uncovers 1,665 fake A-level results


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has uncovered no fewer than 1,665 fake A-Level results during the Direct registration exercise.

The Registrar, Professor. Is-haq Oloyede, made this disclosure when he received the leadership of the National Association of Colleges of Education , NANCES, in his office on Tuesday in Abuja.

Oloyede said the A-level results verification regime was characterized by associated with the system.

“Out of this figure, 397 were from Colleges of Education, 453 were university diplomas, and the rest were other A-level .

“It should be of concern if no one respects the certificate one is holding; hence, there is a need to safeguard the integrity of A-level certificates that are used to secure admission through measures that would stand the test of time,” he said.

The registrar recalled that in the past when a candidate applied for DE, the board would simply ask awarding institutions to do the necessary screening and due diligence.

He stated that JAMB was shocked by the revelations from Bayero University, Kano, where out of the 148 Direct Entry applications to the institution, only six of the certificates forwarded for processing were genuine.

The registrar further stated that it was the discovery of the that prompted the meeting of critical stakeholders, who met to chart ways of combating the menace.

Earlier, the NANCES President, Eegunjobi , lauded the work the registrar is doing, especially in terms of restoring sanity, integrity, and credibility in the nation's examination and admission processes.

He said the association was at the JAMB national headquarters to present complaints from their members about the seemingly intractable challenges they are having in the ongoing DE registration as well as ask for more DE registration centres.

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