JUST IN: JAMB Issues 20 Admission Guidelines To It’s Candidates.


The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board
(JAMB) has provided the Step-by-Step Process
Flow of the Admission Exercise for the education
and information of general public and the
stakeholders, particularly the Candidates.
(Candidates should note, in particular, steps 8, 16
and 18 that require their Actions and Decisions)
The admission process flow is as stated below;
1. After successful completion of the Unified
Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and
release of results, lists of Candidates were
forwarded to their First Choice Institutions
2. JAMB 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).
3. JAMB received and collated Individual Institution
and programme (course)Cut Off Marks as
determined by their respective Senate / Academic
4. Three (3) Representatives of Institutions- (Vice
Chancellors / Registrars / Provosts), Registrars
and Admissions Desk Officers were trained on the
Central Admissions Processing System
5. Policy 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 Institutions.
At the meeting, which was held in Abuja on
Tuesday, 22 August, 2017, the institutions decided
that the lowest submissions from Institutions
would also be Minimum Cut off Marks and 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 on going.
7. 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
8. Awaiting Results Candidates upload their results
to JAMB Portal
9. Institutions may conduct Post UTME Screenings
for downloaded candidates
10. Results of Post UTME where applicable are
uploaded to CAPS to obtain aggregate scores for
the candidates
11. CAPS ranks and suggests candidates that meet
the Institution’s Admissions Criteria as configured
on the system by the Institution.
12. The 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 push the
List of Recommended Candidates to JAMB
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 Provisional
16. JAMB notifies Candidates to Accept / Reject
17. Candidate Accepts / Rejects Admission on the
JAMB Portal or through USSD or Short Service
Code within 72hours.
18. If Candidate Accepts Provisional Admission,
JAMB updates Admission Status and forwards List
of Confirmed Admissions to the Institution
19. Candidate prints Admission Letter and
Proceeds to the Institution for further internal
20. If Candidate Rejects Admission, s/he becomes
available in the Market Place for further possible
consideration for Admissions
Market Place Operations
The Market Place feature in CAPS provides
flexibility for the Institutions to source for
candidates who may not have earlier chosen the
institution for Admission consideration. Institutions
may specify various selection parameters such as
UTME score, State/ Local Government, Gender,
preferred programmes /course of the Candidates.
The List of Candidates so selected from the Market
Place are then pushed to JAMB who then notify the
Candidates of Market Place consideration by
Institutions. Candidate may Accept / Reject Market
Place consideration, subject to a maximum of three
(3) Market Place considerations at a time.
The Candidates could also approach the Market
Place to announce availability for Admission
consideration from any institution or for any
programme different from those earlier indicated
during the UTME Registration, provided s/he has
requisite O’ Level Results and wrote the required
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 (Step 6 above) by the
new Institution to follow the subsequent steps in
the Admission Process.
It should be noted that:
The existing window for candidates to change
Institution or Programme in addition to the Market
Place is still available through the e-Facility.
Institutions can download (Step 6 of the Admission
Process) list of additional candidates who
have changed to the institutions since the last

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