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Oduduwa Varsity fingered among others in illegal admission for 4 yrs, over 700k undergrads at risk



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JAMB has reeled out fresh revelation that might rock the alumni association of the Oduduwa University, Ife, Osun.

The National Daily reported how former graduates of the school recently decried attempts in the media to discredit the institution following the controversial death of an OAU student in Hilton Hotel, one of the businesses the embattled university owner Ramon Adedoyin runs.

The exam board listed the private varsity among the 114 universities that engaged in admission racket for about four years.

The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede on Tuesday said the agency has uncovered no fewer than 706,189 of such illegal admissions.

And the perpetrators include universities, colleges of education, polytechnics and others across the nation.

Oloyede made the disclosures at the Consultative Sensitization Meeting with Select Stakeholders in Abuja said the illegal admissions have damaged the image of the country.

While about 114 universities accounted for 67.795 of the illegal admissions, 137 polytechnics were responsible for 489,918, and 80 colleges of education, for 142, 818 , while 37 other institutions involved in 5,678 cases—all between 2017 and 2020.

In the list of the 114 universities given to stakeholders, some of the top indicted for illegal admissions include University of Jos(7,600); Benue State University(6,171);  Olabisi Onabanjo University(5,669); Kwara State University(4, 281);  Novena University(3,432); University of Nigeria, Nsukka(2,732); and Imo State University(2,330).

Others listed were Imo State University(2,330); University of Calabar(2,074); NTA Television College(1,934); Baze University(1,717); Oduduwa University(1,450); Kaduna State College of Education(1,417); Tai Solarin University of Education(1,101); Al-qalam University(1,062); Gombe State University(1,017).

He said the institutions disregarded JAMB’s Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS which allows institutions to “only admit candidates that met the requirements.”

The affected institutions’ vice chancellors, rectors and provosts have admitted their mistakes by “sending a formal letter of confession and disclosure to the JAMB Registrar.”

“As a measure of mopping up the backlog of improperly admitted candidates, the Honourable Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, assented to the Board’s plea for a last chance for the violators,” said Oloyede.


“He also approved the caveat that the culprits should, first and foremost, declare the number of candidates admitted outside CAPS between 2017 and 2020 by sending a formal letter of confession and disclosure to the JAMB Registrar.

“Those minimally qualified would then be condoned to put an end to the period and finally put the matter to rest.

“The Board was then directed to launch massive campaigns to educate the public against accepting such illegal admissions henceforth

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