The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has uncovered over 1,665 fake A’level results purportedly belonging to candidates who participated inthe 2023 Direct Entry (DE) registration exercise

The Registrar of JAMB, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, disclosed this to the leadership of the National Association of Nigeria Colleges of Education Students when they paid him a visit in his office in Bwari, Abuja.

According to Oloyede, the A’level results verification regime became necessary due to the alarming decadence associated with the admission system and is aimed at restoring the integrity of the admission process.

He noted that out of the 1,665 uncovered, 397 were from Colleges of Education, 453 were University diplomas, while the rest were other A’level certificates.

The registrar asserted that there was the need to safeguard the integrity of A’level certificates that are used to secure admission through measures that would stand the test of time.

The registrar recalled that in the past, when a candidate applied for DE, the board would simply ask awarding institutions to do the necessary screening and due diligence.

According to him, the exam body was shocked by the discoveries from the Bayero University, Kano (BUK), where out of the 148 Direct Entry applications to the institution, only six of the certificates forwarded for processing were genuine.

He added that this disturbing discovery gave rise to need for the meeting of critical stakeholders, who met to discuss ways of combating the menace.

He further stated that there was constitution of an A’level result verification task force as well as the creation of a common platform for the verification of A’level results and certificates.