Nigeria has 3,000 fake graduates from higher institutions – JAMB

Nigeria has 3,000 fake graduates from higher institutions – JAMB

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Professor Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar of Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has confirmed the existence of fake graduates from the nation’s tertiary institutions, placing the number at 3,000 nationwide.

These ‘graduates’ are brandishing illegal certificates purportedly issued by universities and polytechnics across the nation, according to Oloyede in a report published in the board’s bulletin.

Oloyede’s revelation is a confirmation of Political Economist NG report last year which exposed the existence of fake degree certificates issued by some persons within the system especially in public universities.

According to the Registrar, such bearers of these fake certificates have never set their foot within the four walls of a classroom.

Oloyede during a meeting with the delegation of the Committee of Pro-Chancellors of State Universities in Nigeria (COPSUN) in his office, at the National Headquarters, Bwari, Abuja, also admitted the existence of illegal admissions by some institutions who flood their classrooms with students without JAMB’s approval and scrutiny.

He said: “Some ‘graduates’ had never entered the four walls of a university owing to the endemic corruption in the system but the board had documented over 3,000 of such cases.

“Illegal admission of candidates into tertiary institutions in the country is an embarrassment and a disservice to the nation,” he said in the bulletin.