The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has made the announcement that the automation of their curriculum, accreditation admission, and some of the other general administration matters between the board, the tertiary institutions and their regulatory agencies through its Interactive e-Brochure and e-Syllabus System, IBASS.
JAMB Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede had also made this disclosure on Monday at a meeting with some of the other regulatory agencies and tertiary institutions from the North and Southern regions at JAMB headquarters, Bwari, FCT Abuja.
Oloyede had also revealed that the board would only receive letters from institutions or agencies through IBASS from the 1st of January, 2023 while noting that the IBASS would also ensure seamless communication between JAMB, institutions and their regulatory agencies without using letter writing as the practice has been.
He further stated that the automation of curriculum, accreditation and general administration matters among JAMB, regulatory agencies and institutions will provide personalised services to the institutions and agencies as only JAMB and the institution will be able to see any communication on the platform.
“We discovered that we spend our time attending to letters from some major stakeholders of the board and the major stakeholders are essentially regulatory agencies: NUC, NBTE and NCCE. Apart from these stakeholders, we also receive from 890 institutions across the country.
“Essentially, the regulatory agencies appeal to us for approval of new programmes and accreditation of programmes. And what we receive from institutions is essentially about admission and registration or accreditation of new courses or quota issue,” he said.
The JAMB boss said the board felt that having been able to augment its communication with over two million students across tertiary institutions in the country through its Central Admission Processing System, CAPS, it can apply the same to admission and accreditation matters related to regulatory agencies and tertiary institutions.