The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has announced the automation of curriculum, accreditation admission, and general administration matters between the board, tertiary institutions and their regulatory agencies through its Interactive e-Brochure and e-Syllabus System, IBASS.
JAMB Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed this on Monday at a meeting with regulatory agencies and tertiary institutions from the North and Southern regions at JAMB headquarters, Bwari, FCT Abuja.
Oloyede said the board would only receive letters from institutions or agencies through IBASS from the 1st of January, 2023.
He noted that IBASS would 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.
Also speaking, the Executive Secretary of the National Universities Commission, NUC, Prof Abubakar Rasheed, said in the last six years, JAMB has built a strong relationship with regulatory agencies and institutions of higher learning in the country.
On his part, the Executive Secretary of the National Board for Technical Education, NBTE, Prof. Idris Muhammad Bugaje, said the introduction of IBASS and CAPS was the way to go as the nation requires digitisation of all its communication.
Meanwhile, the Executive Secretary of the National Commission for Colleges of Education, NCCE, Prof Paulinus Chijioke Okwelle, noted that the platform would make the admission process seamless.
Okwelle commended the JAMB registrar on the many initiatives taken to reduce delay and improve efficiency, adding that IBASS will address challenges and improve efficiency in the admission process.