The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, has noted that it will create a platform that will allow candidates who score 250 and above and have been denied admission, know the reason for the action.
The board’s head of media and information, Fabian Benjamin, revealed this development during an interview with NAN, on Wednesday in Lagos State.
He stated that the development will further engender transparency and equity as well ensure that candidates do not fall prey of fraudsters who will promise them admission.
“The board is urging all candidates to have faith in the system as they need not beg, pay or patronise anybody to secure admission.
“Reports reaching us indicate that some persons have been going around collecting candidates’ registration numbers and scores under the guise of helping them to secure placements in their respective institutions of choice.”
“Most of these candidates are high scoring candidates who in the board’s 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) ordinarily could have secured their admission on merit considering the system put in place by the board,” he said.
He stated that the board through the Central Admission Process System (CAPS), revealed all parameters for admission, and if a candidate meets the requirements such candidate will be selected for admission.
“Unfortunately due to the ignorance of some of these candidates on how the system is being configured to engender transparency, equity and fairness, they allow themselves to be defrauded by some criminals, parting away with huge sums.”
“Apparently, these candidates, in the event of being able to secure admission through the CAPS, attribute their success to these criminals who had collected money from them, without knowing that they made no contribution to their success.”
Dr Fabian stated candidates with 250 and above are expected to visit the platform and know why they were denied admission and take the necessary step ahead of the next exam.
He added that the step is to make candidates have confidence in the system and also prevent them from been scammed by fraudsters.
“We, therefore, also call on all institutions of higher learning to key into this sensitisation of disclosing why some high scoring candidates may not be admitted,” Benjamin said.