The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has condemned the admissions purportedly being conducted by some universities, including the University of Abuja (UniAbuja).
Fabian Benjamin, Head of Public Affairs, in a statement, said the universities were issuing admission letters to candidates without recourse to the board.
The spokesman noted that admissions that have not been proposed, approved nor accepted on the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) are null and void.
Benjamin said asking hapless candidates to pay acceptance fees for such admissions that had not been processed through CAPS amounts to illegality.
“Such admissions are illegal, unacceptable and offensive to extant rules and regulations guiding admissions to tertiary institutions in Nigeria as approved by the Federal Ministry of Education and provided on CAPS.”
JAMB recalled that it instituted CAPS in 2017 as an automated platform designed to ensure that admissions are transparently done to protect the interest of all Nigerians desirous of tertiary education.
The board advised all candidates not to accept any admissions that are not provisioned on CAPS.
The statement said candidates who have not accepted and printed their admissions letter on CAPS should not pay any acceptance fee as any admission done outside CAPS is illegal.