The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has ordered universities and other tertiary institutions to stop selling admission application forms henceforth.
The board announced that all applications for admission to first-degree programmes, national diplomas, and others must be processed only through it.
The examination body made this announcement in a short statement titled “Cessation Of Illegal/Irregular Admission” on its verified X account on Wednesday.
According to JAMB, no institution should sell or advertise “application forms” for programme admissions.
The full statement titled; ‘CESSATION OF ILLEGAL/IRREGULAR ADMISSION’ reads:
“All applications of admissions to First Degree, National Diploma, National Innovation Diploma and the Nigeria Certificate in Education into Full-Time, Distance Learning, Part-Time, Outreach, Sandwich, etc., must be processed ONLY through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
“No Institution should advertise or sell “application forms” for admissions into the programmes.
“Institutions should advertise candidates to apply to them through Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Duplication of application forms is NOT allowed.
“Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the three (3) Regulatory Agencies(National Universities Commission (NUC), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) will ensure that all tertiary institutions comply with this policy directive.
“Other Professional Regulatory Agencies will also play a role in sanitizing the process.”