The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic (ATAP) in Bauchi against continued involvement in “backdoor admissions”.
According to JAMB’s latest bulletin, Danladi Mohammed, the board’s zonal director covering Bauchi, sounded a note of warning to the institution during the visit of ATAP’s management to his office in the state.
He said JAMB would no longer condone admissions done outside the board’s central admissions processing system (CAPS), which he described as “illegal”.
Mohammed said the majority of the regularisation cases treated at the zonal office are from the institution.
He added that the implication is that the institution has done more illegal admissions than any other in the state.
Mohammed restated that any admission conducted outside CAPS will no longer be condoned by the board.
He, therefore, advised the institution to take advantage of the window of opportunity provided by the JAMB to clear its backlog of illegally conducted admissions.
The director, however, commended ATAP on its drive to re-invigorate its CBT centre and construct an additional centre within the institution to cater for the board’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
He also lauded the polytechnic for its desire to switch to CBT mode for the institution’s internal examinations.
On his part, Hashim Sabo Bello, ATAP’s rector, said the visit was to strengthen the existing cordial relationship between the institution and the JAMB’s zonal office in the region.
He promised to heed the warning against illegal admissions by conducting all its admissions through CAPS.
The rector was accompanied on the visit by ATAP’s registrar Lawal Sambo, the bursar Lamaran Muhammad Gidado, and the director of works Muhammad Mujtaba Jibril.
Also involved were the director of degree programmes Aliyu Mohammed Lawal and the admission officer Bello Gimba.
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