The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has reiterated its commitment to ensuring that the over 700 students from war-torn Sudan seeking admission into Nigerian universities are absorbed.
The registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, gave this assurance during a meeting with representatives of the Association of Concerned Parents of Nigerian Student Returnees from Sudan (ACPNSRS) in Abuja.
Professor Oloyede said as the nation’s admission clearing house, the board would ensure that the returnees were accommodated within the Nigerian education system.
He also called on the association to ensure that all the affected students possess authentic certificates, as the board would not condone sharp practices.
He urged the parents to take cognisance of the various advisories on procedures for applying for foreign inter-university transfers for old students.
Oloyede pointed out that the advisories were a follow-up to the series of high-level consultations with the Federal Ministry of Education, National Universities Commission (NUC) and other critical agencies of government, Vice-chancellors of Nigerian universities and other stakeholders on the issue of re-absorption of returnee students, who are caught up by civil strife in foreign lands.
He added that any student who needs to complete the university transfer form or follow all the guidelines made available to them will not be captured.
Furthermore, he explained that the board would not condone any admission outside CAPS and would pose serious problems for such students in the long run.
The Spokesperson of the forum, Asmau Yerima, appealed to the JAMB to make available a dedicated window where the returning students would be able to make changes in their choices of institutions at any CBT centre.