The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has criticized certain tertiary institutions, alleging the issuance of certificates and graduation of students who were never formally matriculated.
Ishaq Oloyede, the registrar of the board, addressed this matter during a two-day refresher training for admission desk officers held at the JAMB headquarters in Abuja last week.
Oloyede emphasized that admitting students to degree programs without proper matriculation violates the established regulations of the board.
“Some of these institutions obtained approval to operate but neglected to adhere to subsequent regulations, continuing to run their institutions without matriculating any students,” Oloyede stated.
He questioned how institutions that never admitted candidates could continue to award certificates and graduate students.
Oloyede emphasized that institutions failing to matriculate students in a given year would be considered as not having admitted students for that year.
He warned that graduates from such institutions might face challenges in participating in the compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.
Addressing the admission desk officers, Oloyede urged consistent communication with institutions, especially in cases where there are reasons preventing them from obtaining matriculation approval.