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4 Stages That Follow Writing JAMB UTME and Results (Must-Read for UTME Candidates)

WHAT NEXT AFTER JAMB UTME? FROM RESULT TO ADMISSION STAGE

Once you had written your UTME and your result is out, you should want to know what next. This post takes you through what to expect from now on till you’re offered admission or otherwise.

1. Mop Up Exams

Count yourself lucky if you didn’t face some technical issues during your UTME registration or at your exams centre. Some people would be victims of issues like poor or wrong registration, computer malfunctioning during exams, malpractices report about CBT centres etc.

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These issues may not let some candidates write their exams. Some may write but not able to see their results and so on.

JAMB has provisions for the victims though. After results are all released, the body usually arranges for a mop-up exams for those candidates. They’re then able to write their own exams and results will later be released.

2. JAMB Stakeholders Meeting and National Cut-off Mark Announcement

Every year, it’s the JAMB's custom to announce the national cut-off mark which they recommend for schools to accept for the admission year.

JAMB doesn’t just pick a figure for schools, they invite all stakeholders including the ministry of education, representatives of private schools, government owned schools etc. The meeting is called stakeholders meeting.

At this sitting, they all agree on cut-off marks to be used by universities, polytechnics, colleges of education and innovative Enterprise Institutes (IEI).

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From experience, JAMB only recommends cut-off marks for schools; they never force any school to accept it. Schools reserve the right to consider any mark deemed right for their admission exercises.

In most cases, schools accept exactly what JAMB recommend. But higher marks in the case of certain competitive schools like University of Ibadan, University of Ilorin, University of Benin, University of Lagos etc.

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3. Sales of Post UTME or Admission Screening Forms by Schools

First note that, some schools don’t wait for stakeholders meeting or announcement of national cut-off mark before they proceed with their admission exercises for the year.

Generally all private institutions fall to this category e.g Landmark University, Neil University of Nigeria, Afe Babalola University, Bowen University, Babcock University etc. They start sales of their post UTME or admission screening form as soon as all JAMB results are released.

Some state schools may also start admission without waiting for the body e.g Kwara State University.

Nigerian Defence Academy (NDA) and Nigerian Police Academy (POLAC) are also in this category Federal Universities that never wait for National cut off marks.

Immediately the body announces the cut-off mark, all schools will spring into actions. They decide their cut off marks or follow as JAMB recommends.

All aspirants are expected to visit their proposed school’s portal and register for the admission screening or post UTME.

To know the difference between post UTME and Admission screening, read the post, “Post UTME: Will it be Exams or Admission Screening?

It should be noted that application for such exercise may involve payment. This is widely known.


4. JAMB Gives Admission through CAPs

To gain admission to your proposed school, you have to pass through the system called CAPs.

CAPs mean Central Admission Processing System. The system is devised by JAMB to oversee the admission processes of each school to ensure that schools comply with modalities to give admission to prospective aspirants without bias.

Let me save you all the details about this system.

In brief, this is how JAMB CAPs work.
  1. Schools give admissions to students or recommend them for admissions.
  2. They send such lists to JAMB for confirmation.
  3. The body uploads such lists online for students to check their admission progress/status through candidate's profiles.
  4. Students accept admissions from his or her profile
  5. JAMB finally forwards the lists of students who had accepted admissions for the schools.
  6. Students are able to print their admission letters from their profiles - called JAMB Admission Letter
  7. The schools also give admission letters to the students before, on or after resumption to the campus.

Conclusion

You should know where you’re going from the very beginning. Things are not done in a hurry – these are all it takes to be on campus.

One thing after the other and I assure you - there is no skip of any stage. Kindly be on look out as each stage unfolds.

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