The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned some tertiary institutions against the practice where students are graduated and issued certificates without due matriculation.
JAMB registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, who raised concerns about the development, revealed that some of the affected institutions have failed to matriculate any student in the last five years.
Oloyede spoke during a two-day refresher training held at the JAMB headquarters in Abuja last week for all its admission desk officers, reports Nigerian Tribune.
Oloyede said that admitting students for a degree programme without matriculation amounts to a flagrant disregard for extant regulations of the board.
“A number of them got approval to operate no doubt, but they never bother following other requisite regulations thereafter, they just continue running the institutions their own way,” he said.
“How can a school that never admitted any candidate continue to issue certificates and graduate students?”
Oloyede said that the erring institutions who did not matriculate their students in any given year would be regarded as not having admitted students in that year.
He said the institutions would only be running their programmes at risk as graduates from such institutions would not be mobilised for their compulsory National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.
Oloyede asked the desk officers to constantly communicate with institutions, to know if there is any particular reason to conduct matriculation for their new students.