Jamb PhotoJAMB Finds 1,665 Fake A-level Results in DE Registration

During the 2023 Direct Entry registration exercise, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) revealed the discovery of 1,665 counterfeit A’level results, highlighting significant issues of corruption within the verification regime associated with the system. Speaking during a meeting with the leadership of the National Association of Nigeria Colleges of Education Students in Abuja, JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, expressed grave concern over the prevalence of fake certificates, emphasizing the need to safeguard the integrity of A’level credentials used for admissions.

Prof. Oloyede disclosed that out of the identified counterfeit results, 397 were from Colleges of Education, 453 were university diplomas, and the remainder were from other A-level certificates. Shockingly, a case at Bayero University, Kano, exposed the extent of the issue, with only six out of 148 Direct Entry applications found to have genuine certificates upon processing.

In response to these revelations, a meeting of critical stakeholders was convened to devise strategies to combat the problem. Suggestions included forming an A-level result verification task force and establishing a common platform for verifying A-level results and certificates. Prof. Oloyede emphasized the importance of the exercise by instituting a “No verification, No admission” policy, ensuring rigorous verification processes before admission.

Acknowledging the efforts made to restore integrity and credibility in the examination and admission processes, the President of the National Association of Nigeria Colleges of Education Students, Eegunjobi Samuel, commended Prof. Oloyede for his work in restoring sanity to the system.

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