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Can JAMB Give A Candidate Two Admissions in CAPS? - 2019/2020 Updates

 Once you Accept Admission from one Institution, Other Chances are Blocked
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You're on the right page if you seek answers to a series of questions including who gives admission JAMB or school? Can JAMB give admission from two or more schools to a candidate on CAPS? etc

I had covered a great deal of what JAMB CAPS is in my Post “CAPS: System Through Which JAMB Will Give Admission to Aspirants”. I made a brief reference to it also in, “4 Stages that Follow Writing JAMB UTME”.

So if you find yourself on this page by search, you may likely want to know more or to find the answer to the above question and a series of related concerns.

I write to address this question after I received a voice note from a concerned candidate. She wanted to know if she has been given admission by a school through JAMB CAPS and she has accepted it, is it possible for another school to give her admission.

Many admission seekers are in the same dilemma and you should read to the end to get answers.


The Purpose of JAMB CAPS

The very reason why JAMB introduced CAPS is to prevent multiple admissions among other things. JAMB is instituted to ensure no student is given admission to two schools while other candidates are forced to be home.

In other words, JAMB sees to how admissions are being offered by every school and make sure no one is offered by different institutions.

Ok, let’s see how the body achieves this.

Once you Accept Admission from one Institution, Other Chances are Blocked

As soon as the admission exercise begins, each applicant can monitor his or her admission progress. This can be done by regularly logging into your JAMB profile.

At a time, you will see “Admission is in progress”. Later, you see, “You have been recommended for admission” etc. I detailed these messages, their interpretations and their orders in the post referred to above - CAPS: System Through Which JAMB Will Give Admission to Aspirants. But at the very end of the admission year, you will be presented with a school that has offered you admission - if any.

NOTE
  1. This school will be one of the schools you wrote their post UTMEs and passed or partook in their screening exercises so to say.
  2. A strange school (the one you didn't choose) is not likely going to offer you admission. Only expect admissions from schools you chose and partook in their post UTME/screening exercises.
  3. This doesn't mean that it's not possible to be offered admission by a school you didn't choose in JAMB. It's possible. See how in here.

Back to my explanation,

If your CAPS displays a school has offered you admission, you will be given options to “Accept” or “Reject” it.

That’s where your fate is decided.

Effects of CAPS “Accept” OR “Reject”

If you accept the offer
  1. Immediately you accept the admission, you’re automatically a new student of that institution and you can’t reject such offer later unless you don’t want to go to the school any longer or want to defer.
  2. Then JAMB blocks any other schools from offering you admission even if you’ve partaken in their post-UTMEs/Screenings.


If you reject the offer
  1. First, you don’t have to reject admission offer unless you’ve partaken or will partake in other schools’ post-UTMEs/screenings. In other words, don’t reject an offer unless you believe the other school will surely (by merit) give you admission.
  2. After rejecting the offer, JAMB opens you up for any other school to offer you admission. The body will inform the rejected institution that you’d declined and should replace you with another lucky student.
  3. Sooner, if you’re lucky, the school you hope for will also offer you admission and then you can accept the offer. For this, you will keep rechecking your CAPS status to know when you’ve given another school.

See: What JAMB and Schools Do When you Reject Admission on CAPS

What is the way out?

With the state of admission in Nigeria, most candidates open themselves up to opportunities that come their ways. Most applicants have even resolved to consider programmes including; pre-degree, Nursing, Health Tech and Hygiene Schools, IJMB, JUPEB and Cambridge A’level, Daily Part-time and Sandwich – just to leave home.

Meanwhile, some candidates are so determined about a school and a course. Some are OAU, UI, UNILAG, UNILORIN, UNIBEN, UNN, ABU fan boys. If you’re one of these adamant admission seekers, you’ve to be careful about CAPS and how you partake in the admission activities for the year.

Below are your takes.
  1. You can select four schools in UTME but your most desired school should be your No. 1
  2. You should only change to another school as your first choice if you've COMPLETELY changed your mind to the new school.
  3. Don’t partake in post-UTMEs or screenings of several schools. Stick to the one you want most.
  4. And eventually, in most cases, it’s the school you did her post UTME or screening that can offer you admission through CAPS

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3 comments:

  1. Sir,accepted admission last year on jamb caps but later changed my mind. This year, I registered for utme using the same email.
    I have different reg numbers but the same profile code.
    And although I was able to print this year's result, my admission status on caps is still showing that of last year.
    Will jamb activate/update CAPS this year?
    Will I gain admission even after accepting that of last year??

    Thank you.
    [email protected]

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    Replies
    1. Sorry about your situation.

      Kindly note that JAMB may not update your CAPS because you'd already been offered admission.

      I suggest you visit the school that offered you admission last year. They will give you rejection of admission letter.

      Then, take it to JAMB office nearest to you. They, will process this and reopen you for another school that may want to offer you admission this year.

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  2. Sir,accepted admission last year on jamb caps but later changed my mind. This year, I registered for utme using the same email.
    I have different reg numbers but the same profile code.
    And although I was able to print this year's result, my admission status on caps is still showing that of last year.
    Will jamb activate/update CAPS this year?
    Will I gain admission even after accepting that of last year??

    Thank you.
    [email protected]

    ReplyDelete

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