JAMB remits N29b to Consolidated Revenue Fund

JAMB Registrar , Prof. Ishaq Oloyede

…..Pegs cut off marks of 140, 100 for varsities, polytechnics/COEs

By JOHN ONAH Abuja –

The Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu, Adamu had disclosed that the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) under Prof Ishaq Oloyede has so far remitted about N29 billion directly to the Consolidated Revenue Fund (CRF).

The Board has equally granted over N1 billion to the Institutions, expended more than N2billion on capital projects, reserved N6 billion for future expansion of the Board and as part of its Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR ), the board has provided social services such as funding the freighting and delivery of donated critical hospital equipment to 12 teaching hospitals at a cost of $257,000 and ₦47million.

Malam Adamu disclosed this on Thursday at the 2022 Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions/ 2020 NATAP-M Award Ceremony held in Abuja.

The minister noted that has JAMB continued to serve as a model for public agencies in vision, devotion, transparency and efficiency which continue to yield enormous goodwill to the government and people of Nigeria.

This was even as the Board announced a cut mark of 140 for universities, 100 for polytechnics and Colleges of Education as agreed by the stakeholders at the meeting.

“In this meeting, we shall be focusing on consolidating the achievements we have made on admissions policies in the area of innovations that drive transparency, accountability, equity and fairness in the admissions process”.

“Just as in the previous admissions exercises, the admissions criteria still remain as approved and circulated. All institutions must therefore adhere strictly to them and all others prescribed by the regulatory bodies such as the National Universities Commission (NUC), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and the National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE), particularly with regards to approved quotas, ratios and other specifications meant for improved quality, accountability and equity.

Speaking on flexibility in the admission, Adamu stated that during the 2021 Policy Meeting, he advised tertiary institutions to adopt a more flexible posture in the admissions process provided all actions are in compliance with the guidelines.

“One size fits all is injurious, hence, the statutory stipulations that in the exercise of its functions, JAMB should not obliterate the peculiarities and unique features of each of the Institutions”, he said

On the eradication of illegal admission, the minister said: “In 2017, we introduced the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) to eradicate the primeval activities around admission procedures towards nuzzling transparencies and accountabilities on admissions. It was on this note that it was mandated that all admissions to tertiary institutions in Nigeria must be carried out on the CAPS”.

“This implies that all applications for regular and non-regular admissions to tertiary institutions must be routed through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in conformity with its enabling law. I am aware that JAMB issues specific Advisories to guide different aspects of the process. I therefore urge every Institution to comply with those advisories in the interest of the sector”.

“By the last policy meeting, I had approved that all illegitimate admissions from 2017 to 2020 be condoned provided such candidates met the minimum entry qualifications in their various courses of study. I am aware that the process led the affected institutions to declare about one million illegitimate admissions for the periods”.

He noted that as soon as the process is completed, necessary measures would be put in place to track and sanction all culpable heads of institutions irrespective of whether they are in office or not.


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