Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board Registrar claimed that some private universities were aiding academic corruption.
At the opening ceremony of a two-day summit on Nigerian private universities which held in Abuja, Oloyede said “The government opened up the space a few years ago for private operators to come and complement government’s efforts at providing university education to Nigerians, but it seems like the aim is gradually being defeated.
When you visit some private universities, you will be ashamed for Nigeria. From the structures, you will know that something is wrong. If you take a deeper look, you will discover more decadence and rot in their operations. Some of the proprietors choose to run the universities like a family business and it ought not to be so.”
Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, the National Universities Commission (NUC) Executive Secretary said that about 303 new applications for establishing new private universities in the country are currently being processed.
Due to different irregularities in the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, 49 Computer-Based Test centres have been suspended by JAMB.
On Monday, the board revealed that over 50 impersonators were apprehended by security operatives, some operatives were said to have connived with CBT centres’ proprietors to engage in malpractices.
According to the breakdown of suspended centres, four centres were suspended in Anambra state and another five centres in Abia state due to inadequate number of computers and technical irregularities.
In Borno state, three centres were suspended, one in Bayelsa, one in Akwa –Ibom, two in Cross River for inadequate preparations.
Four centres were suspended in Edo state, ten in the Federal Capital Territory, two in Lagos, six in Nasarawa, one in plateau, two in Oyo and one each in Benue, Ogun, Delta, Ondo, Rivers, Osun, Ebonyi and Ekiti states.
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