JAMB calls for stakeholders’ supports toward complete automation of admission process

JAMB calls for stakeholders’ supports toward complete automation of admission process

By Bayo Sekoni, Ibadan.

 

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has called for support of stakeholders toward the complete automation of admission process into tertiary institutions in Nigeria.

 

Its Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, made the call on Monday in Ibadan at a South-West Zonal Workshop for stakeholders on the adoption of the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) and the Integrated Brochure and Syllabus System (IBASS).

 

Oloyede said that admission process into the nation’s tertiary institutions could no longer remain the same as it was in the 1980s.

 

He said that JAMB had resolved to provide speedy, quality and efficient service delivery, hence, the introduction of the two systems to enhance communication among the board, regulatory bodies and the tertiary institutions.

 

Oloyede said that CAPS would also provide heads of institutions the opportunity to contribute, through suggestions to JAMB, to evolving trends that would enhance tertiary education.

 

In his presentation, Mr Damilola Bamiloye, the JAMB’s IT Consultant, said that IBASS had become necessary to stop unnecessary trips, letters and phone calls to Abuja to resolve issues, which could be done swiftly by mail.

 

Bamiloye, however, warned the principal officers of the institutions against being careless with their access codes to the system.

 

He totally discouraged working on the system by proxy.

 

Saying that identity theft was common, Bamiloye underscored the need for the principal officers to safeguard their access codes, in order to prevent infractions that could be detrimental to their institutions.

 

The consultant said that with IBASS, new institutions and their accredited programmes could be uploaded on the JAMB’s platform easily without taking time.

 

In his remarks the Vice-Chancellor, University of Ibadan, Prof. Kayode Adebowale, urged the participants, who included Vice-Chancellors, Rectors, Provosts, Registrars and Admission Officers of various institutions, to make robust contributions during the workshop.

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