JAMB CAPS: Official Presentation Transcript

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JAMB CAPS: Official Presentation Transcript

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JAMB CAPS 2021 Admission Acceptance Guide

The JAMB CAPs portal was launched for accepting admission. To accept or reject admissions offered to you, kindly visit the portal, enter your 2021 Jamb reg number in the space provided and hit the submit button. The portal address is at http://caps.jamb.gov.ng/candidateprofile.aspx

JAMB Caps Sensitization Programme

Some years ago after this portal came into existence, (21/09/2017) there was a sensitization programme on JAMB CAPS. The next few lines will highlight the key points from this programme.

Your UTME score won’t be the only factor that influenceds your admission. O’level result and Post UTME score might also be considered by the school in question.

The Jamb cutoff mark of 2021 is not carved on stone. It’s just the general minimum for admission. Schools are free to set their general & departmental cutoff mark. But it need not be lower than JAMB’s.

Candidates must upload their O’level or A’level results before they’d be considered for admission.

View the JAMB CAPS: Official Presentation Transcript below

This is a post about JAMB Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS). This post will answer all the questions you  have about JAMB CAPS. There is a brand 14  admission steps using CAPS and it’s all stated below. Read the stuff slowly, cuz your understanding of it might help you gain admission this year. It’s true. Oya Let us begin?

One thing first:

This is a actually a transcript of the official presentation by JAMB CAPS team on the 20th of August. I’m just publishing it here so you know what’s up too (Cuz this CAPS thing has come to stay). The new 14 step admission process is real. You will see it as you read on.

Okay, lets go now?


  • Addresses Current Challenges
  • Delivers Benefits of Automation
  • Offers Significant Innovations

Current Challenges of CAPS?

  • 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 & Planning

The CAPS Advantage

  • Restores Autonomy of Institutions
  • Protects Academic Calendar
  • Refocuses JAMB’s founding Ideals as Clearing House
  • Expands Admission Opportunities for Candidates
  • Provides Credible and Easily Retrievable Data for Researching & Planning on Education Sector
  • Access to Data for Research Purposes ~ See Jamb Brochure
  • Enhances Inclusiveness, Equity, Transparency & Accountability in the Admission Process

More Benefits

  • Efficient Use of Time and Resources
  • Automation Minimises Human Errors
  • Eliminates Multiple Admissions
  • Significantly reduces Attrition Rate
  • Enforces Respect for Internal Rules & Discourages Arbitrariness
  • Provides for Instant Admission
  • Makes Candidates the Central Focus

Some Innovations to the Bargain

  • O/L Results Upload, Requirement for Admission Consideration
  • Interface with NECO & WAEC for automated Results Verification
  • Candidates’ Confirmation of Admission Offer
  • “Market Place” to Source Candidates
  • Automatic Enforcement of Admission Timelines

Jamb Admission Process

See the Jamb 2017 Admission Process below:

  1. Policy Meeting
  2. User Profiles Creation on the System
  3. Admission Parameters Setting on the System
  4. Candidates Download by Institutions
  5. Internal Processing by Institutions / Including Post UTME Screening
  6. Upload of Post UTME Screening Results
  7. Further Processing by Institutions ~ jamb news 2021
  8. Systems Creating Suggested Admission List Based on the Institution’s Admission Criteria
  9. Admission Officer Preparing Proposed List for Head of Institution’s Review and Approval
  10. Institution Forwards Recommended List to JAMB Desk Officer
  11. Desk Officer Processes Recommended List and Generates List of Provisional Admissions
  12. JAMB Contacts Candidates to Accept or Decline Admission
  13. If Candidate Accepts, Admission is concluded for Candidate
  14. If Candidate Declines, s(he) is returned to Market Place for Possible Consideration by Other Institutions

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Actors, roles &  responsibilities

  • JAMB Conducts UTME and Makes Results Available to Institutions
  • Institutions Set Admission Criteria on the System
  • Admission Officer Downloads Candidates, Coordinates Internal Admission Process and Uploads Aggregate Results
  • Head of Institution Approves and Forwards Recommended List to JAMB
  • JAMB Approves List of Provisional Admissions and Contacts Candidates
  • Candidate Accepts or Declines Admission

Challenges, Risks And Mitigants

1. Security

  • Secure Technology
  • Strong User Authentication
  • Confidential & Individual Log-in Profile
  • Comprehensive Audit Trail of ALL activities

2. Fit-for-Purpose

  • Inputs from & Collaboration with Stakeholders (Admission Officers, Desk Officers & IT CAPS Team)
  • Agile Development Approach
  • Dual Mode (2021/ 2022) Session

3. Knowledge / Capacity Gaps

  • Capacity Building
  • Comprehensive User Guide (Printed and Online)
  • Intuitive User Interface / Ease of Use
  • Parameters Setting to guide operations
  • Help Desk / Ticketing System for Support
  • Information & Awareness for ALL Stakeholders ~ Jamb 2018 Syllabus

4. Technology Challenge

  • Simple but yet Cost Effective & Secure Technology
  • Offline Processing Capability by Institutions
  • Ease of Installing Updates & Upgrades

Critical Success Factors

  • Ownership of The System by Stakeholders
  • Capacity Building in Institutions
  • Adherence to Admission Workflow Timelines
  • Sustainability (JAMB’s own Product)
  • Feedbacks and Continuous Improvement

Next Steps

  • Practical Training –  Jamb CBT Online Practice
  • System Settings: Carrying Capacity, Cut‐Off Marks, etc
  • Download of Candidates
  • Capacity Building in Institutions
  • Dual Processing
  • Feedbacks & Suggestions
  • Continuous Improvement

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  1. Please I want to study psychology n I didn’t sit for biology but do u think if I fill in biology in jamb it will b accepted n considered for admission

  2. just please I mistakenly accepted mine without my institution of releasing the list.now my question is will it affect my admission

  3. Hello, please I saw 'Congrats, you've been offered admission' and I clicked accept, please are there any side effects??

    1. Yes.
      The former means you're on course with the admission process while the later connotes your not being qualified.

  4. Will i pay for the caps because i cannot see anything under caps in my profile but where i saw print admission letter they were telling me to pay

  5. please i need more explanation on this CAPS. Are they given admission according to alphabetical order of the course we apply. like those that their course start with A will hav admission faster than those that their course start with B. or are they given admission according to merit.. pls help me out!!!

  6. i have check my admission status and show you have been offered admission ans click on accept ,what is next thing am i suppose to do?

  7. do I need to open jamb cap profile bcos whenever I want to login it tells me invalid credentials meanwhile I use jamb information

  8. each time I want to login into jamb caps it keeps telling me invalid password pls wat can I do to be able to access the site

  9. pls I saw congratulation you have been offered admission from jamb portal ,and I accepted it.but on checking back after 5 days; the accept and reject buttons were not highlighted and nothing was written in the admission status.

    1. Pls! Each time I want to login into jamb caps it keeps telling me invalid password pls wat can I do to be able to access the site

  10. I was given admission into the university but jamb caps said not admitted i dont understand please what can i do

    1. me too, same thing..d university I chose has offered me admission but on getting to jamb caps admission portal, I saw not admitted..please what am I to do?

  11. Please this uploading of O'Level result on Jamb portal, i have done it once. Is there need to do it again because some of my pals told me that i need to upload again and i am a kind of being confused now.

  12. pls sir av bin typing my email address, password jamb reg no z nt show
    saying invalid login credentials
    how do I go abt it.pls

  13. I scored 54% in my screening and i choose Lasu as my first choice biochemistry but not yet admitted any chance at all

  14. Hello, I log on my details on caps jamb website, my admission status read RECOMMENDED. I saw an ACCEPT button at the bottom, I clicked it, it changed from Recommended to ACCEPTED. Now, I'm afraid because some people are saying that we shouldn't accept if we don't see approved. I'm confused, wat should I do? Plss

  15. plz have check my admission status on cap
    n my institution b course are there
    and the admission status says …approved
    buh my sch eksu is yet to release the admission list shld I accept or wait till eksu release d admission list
    plz I need quick reply

  16. I logged in to my profile on jamb caps portal, I saw my admission status states "APPROVED" And i have accepted it… Am i safe???

  17. I mean it asks for my yr of exam, I only get 2016 downward no 2017 or is it me that's not getting it right pls?

  18. Any time I click to check my admission status it asks me to click year in the provided box, I don't find 2017 there yet. What happening I can see pole here saying they checked now how pls.

  19. I have been trying to log in to caps but it's telling me invalid something and I've changed my password but it's still saying the same thing and have also tried logging in some other way through jamb but it's not opening.have tried my possible best but it's not working so please I need ur help

  20. The portal is not opening. What should I do? I really need to confirm whether my admission status has been changed. I am among those that clicked on accept mistakenly and that was on the 22nd of this month.

  21. If one is offered admission through CAPs and it is been accepted is there any need to participate in post utme screening. I checked and I have been offered admission at UNN to study the course of my choice and I haven't written post jamb yet. Pls I need clarification.

  22. I have uploaded my O level certificate but when I go to "My documents" in my dash board ie profile what ever you can call it. They were saying that there is no documents. I did it in a cbt centre and the guy showed me a confirmation message, that I have uploaded. So am confused , Is the documents an seeing ment to contain my o level . The CAPS website is saying invalid profile.

  23. Are we to create a profile to be able to log on the caps portal
    Cos I used my jamb profile info to login it said 'incorrect login credentials '
    Please wat can I do

  24. please guys how can I log in to the cap profile, what is the password and username, is it my registration number and my profile password?

  25. I Logged into it and i saw my name and registration number, course offered but on the admission status i saw not admitted. I clicked accept and it turned to accepted. am confused here. some persons are saying this and that, that i shouldn't have accepted it while some are saying its good that i accept it.

    What should i do now? did i took a wrong or right step by clicking accept? Urgent response please.


  26. what will happen if a candidate mistakenly click on the accept icon without any admission yet,does it mean the candidate has forfeit his or her admission this year.

  27. Hello sir,Actually,i visit that link last night,and saw accept even while the admission was "not accepted"
    I also made some enquires b4 i clicked on it and i was told it's for COMFIRMATION of course!
    Pls,does this have any effect on the admission process??

  28. Plz my bro… Mistakenly clicked on accept admission wich says- not admited ..nd his sch has not sent admission list , right now d status is showing accepted .in what way will that affect him ???

  29. How do we get started? All I see is information on what the system is about, which is a good thing and I really appreciate, but is there no link that can take us to where we can start the process? Because I was told that we would need to input our data again or re-register. Please, is that true?

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