Admission racketeering claim: Senate summons HE leaders

The Senate of Nigeria has summoned Minister of Education Tahir Mamman, Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board Professor Ishaq Oloyede and University of Nigeria Nsukka Vice-Chancellor Professor Charles Igwe over alleged admissions racketeering, writes Fadehan Oyeyemi for the Daily Post.

They are to appear before the Senate Committee on Ethics, Public Petitions and Privileges and the committees on tertiary education and the Tertiary Education Trust Fund for explanations on alleged undisclosed admissions and unwholesome practices by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), the University of Nigeria Nsukka and other universities.

The Senate resolutions were a sequel to a motion sponsored to that effect by Deputy Whip Senator Peter Nwebonyi (APC, Ebonyi North), during plenary on Wednesday. Nwebonyi, while presenting the motion, alleged that some JAMB officials, in collaboration with admission officers in the universities, are neck deep into the unwholesome practice of short-changing some students in the admission process. The alleged malpractices, he said, are mostly carried out on students seeking professional courses like medicine and surgery, pharmacy, law, engineering and nursing science.
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