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About JAMB’s New Central Admission Processing System (CAPS)



JAMB has introduced the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) which is geared towards ensuring quality control, transparency and credibility of the admission process.

About JAMB CAPS

The JAMB Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) is an admission processing system that is geared towards ensuring quality control, transparency and credibility of the admission process. JAMB CAPS makes provision for a “market place” in the JAMB portal where institutions can go and “request for students in Nigeria who score their cut off points.” If you are offered admission on the JAMB CAPS portal, you can choose to accept or reject the admission.

According to JAMB, the new policy makes provision for a ‘market place’ in the JAMB portal where institutions can go and ‘request for students in Nigeria who score their cut off points.’

These institutions will write to JAMB to request for the students and also give them (students) three days to respond. Also, only three universities can request for a candidate if the policy is adopted.

The new policy is also allows institutions in Nigeria peg their cut off point after meeting with their respective senates.

The new policy also gives the academic board or senate of an institution the power to ‘allocate percentages to JAMB, the school and O’level results as these will be calculated to get the students’ cut off marks for post-UTME.’

JAMB wants to ensure there is a unified time for closing admission in all universities and there is now portal for admission which is be based on cut off points, quota system and catchment areas.

“The new system is such that institutions can only admit those who meet their cut off points,” according to an admission officer for a tertiary institution. “If a candidate does not meet the cut off, no matter whom he or she knows, such person cannot be admitted.”

Also, the JAMB CAPS now makes provisions for candidates to accept and reject any admission being offered to them.

Recommended: How to Accept or Reject Your Admission on JAMB CAPS

CAPS also looks out for candidates who are unable to go for National Youth Service, NYSC, because they do not have JAMB admission letters. This set of students can now pay a fee for regularisation and will be able to go for the youth service.

Also See: What You Must Know When Checking JAMB CAPS Admission Status

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