The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that it will partner with security agencies to prosecute any candidate or institution, found violating its admission’s code of operations.
In the latest Weekly Bulletin, made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja on Monday, the board’s decision is part of its resolution after the management meeting on the imperative of ridding the admissions process of unwholesome practices.
JAMB’s Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, was quoted as saying that measures were being put in place, to curb admission infractions.
He said, “The board, with zero tolerance for corrupt acts, will not fold its arms and allow unscrupulous elements to drag it back.
“For the gains of CAPS’ initiative not to be eroded and to ensure that there are consequences for flouting government’s directive on complying with the process, the board has concluded all arrangements with relevant security agencies.
“These agencies are ready to prosecute any stakeholder, candidate or admissions officers found wanting.”
The registrar also added that admission based on merit is not negotiable as high-scoring should be admitted first.
He described the act of merit as criminal, wicked and unacceptable.
Oloyede said, “There should be no debate about merit. Merit is merit and it is not negotiable; high-scoring candidates ought to be admitted first.”