admission processing system which is widely known by candidates for its’ short
name jamb CAPS, was a system designed and launched by joint admission and
matriculation board (jamb) in the year 2017 with the sole aim of making the
admission process more easy and accessible for them and their accredited
According to the Board, the system was developed initially because of the challenges that are been encountered by them, which includes:
Undermines Autonomy of Institutions
Manual Process Prone to Errors
Laborious and Inefficient
Multiple Admissions for Candidates
Constrains Admissions Opportunities
Lack of Timely Information for Decision Making
Insufficiency of Easily Retrievable Data for Research &
The step by
step roles and activities of Jamb CAPS in the admission process
successful completion of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)
and Release of results, lists of Candidates were forwarded to their First
thereafter requested all Institutions to use the Lists to determine their
respective Cut off Marks and forward same to JAMB ahead of the Policy Meeting
and programme (course).
received and collated Individual Institution and programme (course) Cut-Off
Marks as Determined by their respective Senate / Academic Board
4. Three (3) Representatives of Institutions -(Vice Chancellors / Registrars / Provosts), Registrars And Admissions Desk Officers were trained on the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS)
Meeting was held with Heads of Tertiary Institution and Regulators to
determine, among others, the General Cut-Off Marks for categories of
institutions, based on earlier submissions of Individual Cut Off marks by the
meeting, which was held in Abuja on Tuesday, 22 August, 2017, the institutions?
the lowest submissions from Institutions would also be Minimum Cut off
these were 120 (for Universities) and 100 (Polytechnics, Monotechnics and Colleges
of Education). It was further agreed that the Cut off Marks as determined by each
Institution’s Senate/Academic Board and submitted would be maintained and Applicable
for Admission to the Institution.
6. Based on
requests at the Policy Meeting, JAMB requires each Institution to reconfirm its
Cut off Marks and Sets the Cut Off Mark and other Institution specific
parameters such as other Admissions Criteria (e.g. Post UTME Screening) and
carrying capacity on CAPS. This is ongoing.
Institutions download (from CAPS) details of Candidates that meet the
Institution’s and programme’s Cut-off Mark and had selected them as First
Choice Institutions. JAMB additionally provides softcopy of the same
information on CDs to Institutions
Results Candidates upload their results to JAMB Portal
Institutions may conduct Post UTME Screenings for downloaded candidates
of Post UTME where applicable are uploaded to CAPS to obtain aggregate scores
for the candidates
ranks and suggests candidates that meet the Institution’s Admissions Criteria
as configured on the system by the Institution.
Admissions Desk Officer of the Institution reviews the List of the Suggested Candidates
and makes the decision as to which candidates to select for further processing.
The Admissions Desk Officer generates a List of Proposed Candidates for review
and approval of the Head of the Institution
13. The Head
of the Institution reviews the List of Proposed Candidates as appropriates and
14. The JAMB
(Admission Officer) reviews the Recommended Candidates to confirm they are from
those initially sent to the Institution; met the Admissions Criteria as
advertised in the brochure and as set on CAPS by the Institution, including
upload of and confirm that no qualified candidate has been unjustly denied
Admission. No candidate will be considered without the upload of his/her
O’Level and/or A’ Level results.
15. JAMB generates a List of
notifies Candidates to Accept / Reject Admission
17. Candidate Accepts / Rejects Admission on the JAMB Portal or through USSD or Short Service Code within 72 hours.
Candidate Accepts Provisional Admission, JAMB updates Admission Status and
forwards List of Confirmed Admissions to the Institution
Candidate prints Admission Letter and Proceeds to the Institution for further
internal Admission Processing
20. If Candidate Rejects Admission, she/he becomes available in the Marketplace for further possible consideration for Admissions
jamb candidates do with jamb CAPS?
On the side of
any jamb candidates, the major work of jamb CAPS is to accept and reject admission
given to them by the joint admission and matriculation board (JAMB) with or
without the help of third party.
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