The Federal government has cautioned tertiary institutions not to give admissions outside the Central Admissions Processing System, CAPS.

The Federal government has cautioned tertiary institutions not to give admissions outside the Central Admissions Processing System, CAPS.

Minister of Education Adamu Adamu gave the warning in his address at the 2021 Policy Meeting on Admissions to Tertiary Institutions held virtually, at the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, JAMB headquarters in Abuja.

Adamu, who was represented by the Permanent Secretary Sonny Echono, said the any institution that violated the directive would be sanctioned, adding that the warning became necessary to safeguard the integrity of admissions process.

The Minister however, mandated institutions to give admissions only through CAPS. According to him, similarly, any institution that issued admissions letters to candidates outside CAPS will be punished for the gross indiscipline and fraud.

In his presentation, JAMB Registrar Ishaq Oloyede, said one of the objectives of the meeting was to set guidelines for admissions into all tertiary institutions in the country. He noted that the guidelines would be adopted and must be adhered to by all Heads of institutions, as failure to do so, would attract consequences.