The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) have united to tackle admission irregularities.
This was the subject of discussion during the visit by the JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, to the Director-General, Brigadier General Sulaiman Kazaure, at the NYSC National Directorate Headquarters.
The unification is coming after a complaint lodged by the Scheme to the Exam Body on the abuse of regularisation of admission by corps members producing institutions, thereby making the mobilisation of prospective ones difficult.
A letter sent by NYSC to the universities admission body read:
“JAMB should revise the window of post-graduation regularisation by introducing measures that will make it impossible for institutions to abuse the regularisation of admissions process.”
With this, it is now mandatory for all graduates to be cleared by JAMB before they are deemed to have qualified for mobilization by the NYSC.
While quoting the letter from NYSC, Oloyede condemned the rate some students are desperate to regularise their admission.
He said a new template has been designed by the board for all candidates who need to be regularised and is to be completed online.
Oloyede added that after completing the forms online, a candidate would print an indemnity form, which must be endorsed by his/her Vice Chancellor/Rector/Provost and submitted to the state JAMB office.
Meanwhile, as the NYSC opens camps today nationwide for the two weeks orientation exercise, the Federal Government has assured parents and guardians of the safety of their children.