JAMB Uncovers 1,665 Fake A-level Results During Direct Entry Registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has revealed that it uncovered more than 1,665 fake A-level results during the 2023 Direct Entry (DE) registration exercise.

The board also identified corruption associated with the A-level results verification system.

JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, disclosed this information during a meeting with the National Association of Nigeria Colleges of Education Students (NANCES) in his office in Bwari, Abuja.

He emphasized the importance of safeguarding the integrity of A-level certificates used for securing admission.

In the past, JAMB relied on awarding institutions to screen and perform due diligence on Direct Entry applicants.

However, recent revelations from Bayero University, Kano, showed that only six out of 148 Direct Entry applications submitted to the institution were genuine.

This discovery prompted a meeting of critical stakeholders to address the issue.

To combat the growing problem of fake A-level results, JAMB suggested the formation of an A-level result verification task force and the creation of a common platform for certificate verification.

This platform, described as reliable and user-friendly, allows for the verification of any certificate within five minutes.

Furthermore, JAMB has implemented a “No verification, No admission” policy to underscore the importance of verifying A-level results.

The board has also identified 15 institutions that have not sufficiently complied with verification requests and has mandated that these institutions pre-verify candidates applying with their certificates before they can complete their DE registration process.

Candidates are still permitted to register for Direct Entry while the verification process takes place in the background. This modification aims to streamline the process and ensure the integrity of the admissions process.

The JAMB Registrar’s announcement highlights the importance of maintaining the integrity of educational qualifications and the measures being taken to combat fraud in the admissions process.

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