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JAMB Uncovers 1,665 Fake A Level Results, Over 140 Of Them From BUK

JAMB Registrar Prof Ishaq Oloyede

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has uncovered at least 1,665 fake Advance Level results, out of which over 140 are from Bayero University Kano (BUK). The discovery was made during the Direct Entry registration process that had just been concluded.
The board’s weekly bulletin, made available to newsmen in Abuja today, April 2, said that the Registrar, Professor Is’haq Oloyede made this known when he received officials of the National Association of Nigeria Colleges of Education Students in his office.
Professor Oloyede was quoted as saying that the A level results verification was occasioned by the endemic corruption associated with the system and the need to restore the integrity of the admission process.
He said that JAMB was dumbfounded by the startling 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.
According to him, out of the fake results, 397 were from Colleges of Education, 453 university diplomas and the rest for other A’level certificates.
He advised the institutions to take measures to safeguard the integrity of their certificates.
He said that JAMB would continue to scrutinise the certificates through measures that would stand the test of time.
The registrar recalled that in the past, when a candidate applied for Direct Entry, the Board would simply ask awarding institutions to do the necessary screening and due diligence.
He said said that it was the discovery of this monumental fraud that prompted the meeting of critical stakeholders, who met to chart ways of combating the menace.
Part of the measures suggested, he said, was the constitution of an A’level result verification task force as well as the creation of a common platform for the verification of A’level results and certificates.
He said that the platform is reliable and user-friendly as it only takes five minutes to verify any certificate.
Professor Oloyede said that the board had adopted “No verification, No admission” policy.
The registrar said that 15 institutions have not sufficiently complied with the verification requests from the board, adding that more than 20 unverified candidates were affected.
He said that the board would have to pre-verify candidates applying with the certificates of the 15 institutions before they could complete their DE registration process.
According to him, in the ongoing DE registration, candidates could go ahead and register while the school verify them at the backend.
He said that the 15 institutions, which are yet to fully comply, would have to pre-verify holders of their certificates before they complete registration process.
Source: NAN.

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