The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has advised tertiary institutions to use the admission letter issued by the Board exclusively at matriculation for the mobilisation of prospective corps members for the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) scheme.
In other words, the institutions are to ensure that details of graduates uploaded on the NYSC portal are the same as those contained in their JAMB admission letter.
- Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, Registrar JAMB (3rd from left); Brig. Gen. Shuaibu Ibrahim, Director General, NYSC (3rd from right); Mrs. Victoria Ango, Director Mobilisation, NYSC (2nd from left); Hon. Othman Bala Adam, Commissioner for Youth and Sports Development, Nasarawa State (2nd from right) and other dignitaries during the 2021 Batch ‘A’ Pre-Mobilisation Workshop
The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, gave this advice during the 2021 NYSC Batch “B” Pre-mobilization Workshop held on Tuesday, 2nd March, 2021. The Registrar pointed out that the Board would not entertain any change of name but could give room for genuine correction of name after necessary checks had been conducted.
He declared, “Already arrangements are in top gear to synergize with the National Universities Commission (NUC) and the National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) to work out modalities for standardizing the matriculation numbers issued to students across all tertiary institutions in the country.”
The Registrar, in a statement, explained that the Board undertook this step with due cognizance of its statutory responsibilities and respect for extant laws. According to to him, the measure was aimed at putting an end to all admission infractions and other unethical behaviours that could jeopardize the mobilisation efforts.
He said, “The era of mobilisation infractions is over as the proposed measure will consolidate on the successes recorded in the partnership between JAMB and NYSC.” In an address of welcome, the Director General of NYSC, Brigadier-General Shuaibu Ibrahim, said the workshop was convened to strengthen inter-agency collaboration for the success of the NYSC mobilisation process. He said the forum would help to unveil policy guidelines for the forthcoming 2 0 2 1 Mobilisation Exercise adding that the stakeholders would identify as well as review issues and challenges that could have adverse effects on the scheme and evolve measures for dealing with such in addition to mapping out strategies for the overall improvement of the Scheme.
- Credit: JAMBulletin