Corruption: JAMB Now Collect Grants From Prospective Corps Members.

Some intending National Youth Service Corps members for batch ‘A’ 2013, have accussed officials of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) of extortion before they could be issued admission letter.

The alleged extortion is said to be rampant in Enugu and Owerri offices of JAMB. The admission letter is reuested by various schools management as evidence to prove to NYSC that the intending corps member wrote the exam.

This came as the board’s office in Lagos said it did not have the technical capacity to attend to the prospective corps members.

It would be recalled that the NYSC in collaboration with JAMB issued a new directive that graduates preparing for NYSC must provide Unified Matriculation Tertiary Examination (UMTE) registration numbers before they are mobilised.

The officials were accused of demanding between N3,000 and N5,000 per person before attending to them.

A graduate of Federal University of Technology Owerri (FUTO), who was among several intending corps members who besieged Lagos office, told Vanguard on condition of anonymity that since Lagos office said it had no capacity to issue the letter, his last option would be to go to Owerri where officials of JAMB were demanding N5,000 for the letter.

Attempts to reach JAMB registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde proved abortive as they was no response to several calls and text messages.

Vanguard that the 2013 batch ‘A’ list was released in various schools across the country last Friday with many of the graduates falling under NYSC error list which was attributed to the inability of JAMB to rectify the candidates’ registration numbers. For instance, at the University of Lagos (unilag), about 100 persons fall into the error list.

A check by Vanguard in the Lagos office of JAMB revealed that the many prospective corps members besieged the premises yesterday to get their JAMB admission letter only to be told that the Lagos office was not in the position to handle such.

One of the receptionists, (names witheld), said the Lagos office could not handle such inquiry as it had no facility equipped with students’ data.

She directed all prospective corps members to a directive pasted in the receptionist’s office which read that all those who wrote UMTE exam before 2008 should go to Abuja for their admission.


  1. Its so sad that the innocent ones are facing this problem. I am so surprised that when the mobilisation list was placed out of the thousands of graduates only 600 students were mobilised n few students names came out as error list. Abt more than 2000 graduates are yet 2 see their names for no just reasons. Graduates who r yet 2 see their names are people that wrote jamb and can evn show their job results if the need arises so what their problem. I was affected. I didn’t evn see my name either in the first list or the error list. I came through jamb and evn have the original jamb slip. Not jus I alone but thousands of people. The school is not even given any genuine reason for this mistake. Is this what the country has turn 2. M pleading with d media practitioners 2 pls interview students esp those schooling in the north 2 hear the predicament they r facing with this issue of nync and jamb slip so as to let the authority knows what is going on. M highly disappointed and worried. I pray this problem b rectify Isha Allah.

  2. Hmmmmmmmmmmm! Only in naija corruption got a permanent seat. They say u shd pledge a jamb r/no. as a ticket for NYSC, if not u shd pay for(jamb r no.) and we submitted ours but now our names appeared in d error list while only 10 people mobilized in my school.

  3. it is jst senseless wen such act lyk dis apun and d authorit turns deaf hears to it…NYSC shuld b scrapd totally its jst a time wastn programe….how many of dos oficicjs in jamb and nysc used jamb 2 serve in dia days.?arrant rubish…..God wil purnish and frustrate whoeva deny NIGERIAN YOUTHS dia ryts.