On this page, I will guide you on what JAMB CAPS is all about, the benefits and how to check admission status as well as how to accept or reject provisional admission.
JAMB, in the discharge of its mandate, developed the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) also known as JAMB CAPS to automate the admission exercise with the aim to refocus JAMB on its founding ideals as a Clearing House for the Admissions Process, ensure operational efficiency. promote transparency, accountability, and to expand admission opportunities.
Prior to this development, JAMB was only responsible for central admission examination and admission letters. Various institutions were responsible for admitting students. This process was not satisfactory as many qualified candidates were not given admission.
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) is a platform created to ensure quality control, transparency and credibility of the admission process in Nigeria. JAMB CAPS was created to ensure the admission process is done within a controlled portal. Candidates can register, check admission status, accept or reject provisional admission and can also make themselves available at the JAMB CAPS market place.
Institutions can also go and request for students in Nigeria who score their cut off points. This mean institution can only admit those who meet their cut off points. If a candidate fails to meet the cut off mark, that student would certainly be denied admission irrespective of the candidate’s connection. The following are the Functions of JAMB CAPS;
Back in the days, you will have to travel down to a university to check your JAMB admission status. Later on, with the advent of the internet, Universities were able to publish a list of admitted students on their website. But there was a lot of misappropriation and admission lacked equity and transparency. Before the introduction of JAMB CAPS, admission status was solely the responsibility of various institutions. Many qualify student may not get admission due to VC list, Dean’s list, HOD list etc.
JAMB realising the problems associated with admission, JAMB created JAMB CAPS to curb and control the admission process all within a portal. Now with JAMB CAPS, you have can check JAMB admission status right from the comfort of your room. You will be easily notified from JAMB CAPS if you have been admitted or Not Admitted and you can also accept or reject provisional admission.
The Market Place feature in JAMB CAPS provides flexibility for the higher Institutions Nigeria to source for candidates who may not have earlier chosen the institution for Admission consideration. Institutions may use various selection parameters such as UTME score, State/ Local Government, Gender, preferred programmes/course of the Candidates. For example, UI may source for female candidates into her International relations department through JAMB CAPS Market place.
The List of Candidates so selected from the JAMB CAPS Market Place are then pushed to JAMB who then notify the Candidates of Market Place consideration by Institutions. A candidate may Accept / Reject Market Place consideration, subject to a maximum of three (3) Market Place considerations at a time. This means a candidate can only reject admission from the market place three times after which no more admission offer will be given.
Another function of Market Place within JAMB CAPS is that a candidate could also approach the Market Place to announce availability for Admission consideration from any institution or for any course programme different from those earlier indicated during the UTME Registration, provided the candidate has the required O’ Level Results and wrote the compulsory subject combination in the UTME.
Any agreement or understanding on Admission consideration between the Institution and candidate based on Market Place operations will have to be effected with a requirement for the Candidate to effect a Change of Institution on the JAMB Portal to be available for Download by the new Institution to follow the subsequent steps in the Admission Process.
In summary, JAMB CAPS has made admission easy in one sitting. You as a candidate can make yourself available to other universities, polytechnics or college of education when you’re not given admission by the University you preferred. Likewise, universities who still need more candidates can use the Market place within JAMB CAPS to outsource for suitable candidates based on specific criteria.
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Where you offered Provisional admission in JAMB? If you have not seen such on your JAMB CAPS, you will soon.
To you, Provisional admission in JAMB means you have been offered admission but you have the choice to reject or accept the admission. If you accept the admission, you will no longer be available for other interested institutions. If you reject the admission, your profile will be made available for other institutions to offer you provisional admission.
Even if the universities you choose as first and second choice offer you admission, it will be called provisional admission because you have the right to accept or reject if you have a change of mind.
To Universities, Provisional Admission means that the university you have accepted may reject you outrightly if you don’t meet up the admission requirements. This is why JAMB called it Provisional Admission meaning under terms, trial or not fully agreed upon. Taking action to clear provisional admission is the sole responsibility of any student.
With this automated admission process, JAMB CAPS is a welcome development and with many benefits such as;
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Accept Admission by clicking on the accept button if you are okay with the school and course you are offered admission.
Reject the admission by clicking on the Reject button if you are not okay with the school and course you are offered admission. His buttons will remain inactive until you are offered admission.
Candidates who have been offered admission on JAMB CAPS are to equally print their admission letter after accepting the admission, as they will likely need this during clearance and registration in the school that they have been admitted.