The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has accused three universities in Nigeria for manipulation of admission process through their portals, University of Ibadan which happens to be one of the accused institutions has however replied JAMB over allegation laid against their institution.
The Senate body of the institution denied such allegation and said it would continue to maintain a transparent admission procedures in accordance with the highest standards and excellence in all areas of admission noting it's dissatisfaction with the allegation of admission manipulation leveled against it by JAMB.
Reports reached Learn More Nigeria that the University of Ibadan (UI) has replied the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) that the institution asked the examination body to count it out of the alleged admission scam. The registrar of the university, Olubunmi O. Faluyi, in a statement issued after Senate's meeting, dismissed the allegation of the institution's involvement in any fraudulent act.
The reason why the institution replied the joint admission examination board was that it had accused three unnamed Nigerian universities of admission manipulation in a story published in the board's bulletin and two national dailies but with the University of Ibadan's logo conspicuously used as picture illustration. It said that while the article accused three public universities of manipulation of the admission process, it did not mention the name of any university but went ahead to put an image of the University of Ibadan in the article.
The Senate said that while 19,450 sat for the post-UTME screening exercise, 12,450 scored 50% and above and were subjected to the cut-off marks set for courses to select the best of the applicants. According to the institution, the details of all candidates who were recommended for provisional admission were uploaded to the JAMB Central Processing System to enable them to accept the offer and print their letters of admission.