Don’t mobilize part-time programme graduates for NYSC, JAMB warns institutions

The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), prof. Ishaq Oloyede, advised the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) to make use of the matriculation lists provided by the Central Admissions Processing Systems (CAPS) for the mobilization of corps members.

Oloyede gave the admonition Tuesday in Abuja during the first meeting of the NYSC board with registrars of corps-producing institutions in the country.

He lamented a situation where some universities in the country run “top-up” degree programs, which usually run for a period of one or two academic years or two semesters without the knowledge of the National University Commission (NEC) and other regulatory bodies .

Oloyede sued the registrars to help the council ensure that illegal admissions and other irregularities in their universities are eliminated, adding that no one can be admitted to the university without the knowledge of registrars.

He said: “All of this is aimed at stopping the illegal mobilization. I would urge you to please stop this. I therefore appeal to NYSC to rely on matriculation lists provided by CAPS for mobilization.

“Institutions must also confess their sins and say they are the illegally admitted students. We found that about 25 percent of these illegally admitted part-time and sandwich students hindered the candidates for regular programs. ”

In his remarks, the Director-General, NYSC, Maj. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, said the decision to house registrars started recently, starting last November with some selected countries in the West Africa sub-region.

“There are 2,955 active corps-producing institutions on the NYSC database, of which only 320 are home-based.

“Although relatively small, we shared the participants of this meeting in North and South contingents to bring about the heart-to-heart interaction that will give everyone the opportunity to be part of the decision-making process.

In his remarks, the Director-General, NYSC, Maj. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, said the decision to house registrars started recently, starting last November with some selected countries in the West Africa sub-region.

“There are 2,955 active corps-producing institutions on the NYSC database, of which only 320 are home-based.

“Although relatively small, we shared the participants of this meeting in North and South contingents to bring about the heart-to-heart interaction that will give everyone the opportunity to be part of the decision-making process.

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