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How JAMB and Schools Will Admit Applicants in 2024/2025

Admissions: How JAMB and Each School Will Admit UTME/DE Applicants
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One of the reasons most applicants don't gain admission is the approach to allocating spaces in the institutions they're proposing. Unless you're aware of this, you may still be arguing that a school is cheating because a friend that got a lower mark was favored in the list and you're thrown out of the box.

Below are the modalities institutions are using to offer admissions. This is in accordance with certain regulations and JAMB directives. And note that all institutions must adhere to this unless they can face the sanctions therefrom.

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All Institutions Must Implement The Science/Art Ratio

All Institutions are to adhere to the Federal Government’s directive on the ratio of admissions into the different disciplines as indicated below:

  1. Science/Art for conventional Universities and Colleges of Education 60:40. This means in conventional universities and colleges of education (e.g. UNILAG, OAU, UNIBEN, etc.), 60% of the spaces will go to science candidates while 40% will go to others
  2. Science/Art for Specialized Universities 80:20. This means for specialized universities, perhaps in Agriculture, Technology, etc. (FUNAAB, FUTA, FUAM, FUTO, etc.), 80% of the spaces will go to science candidates while 20% will go to others
  3. Technology/Non-Technology for Polytechnics and Monotechnics 70:30. This is for the polytechnics generally. While Science applicants are given 70% space, others share the 30% left.

As indicated above, schools will offer admissions based on the ratios of Science, Art, and Social Science applicants. While Science takes the highest space, Art and Commercial applicants are left with few openings. 

These arrangements affect all private, state-owned, and federal institutions nationwide.

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Admission Formula - Merit, Catchment Areas, and ELDS

The Admission Criteria (Formula) currently in operation for all Federal Government-owned tertiary institutions in the country are as follows:

  1. Merit 45%
  2. Catchment Area 35%
  3. Educationally Less Developed States 20%

State Government-owned tertiary institutions have similar guidelines based on the Laws establishing them while privately owned institutions have more flexibility with Admissions criteria.

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The case of Merit, Catchment Areas, and Educationally Less Developed States is not new. But in case, you don't know, for every list a school releases, 45% of them will be dominated by those who meet up with JAMB, SSCE, and Post UTME requirements for their proposed courses, 25 percent will come from the school's catchment areas and 20% from Educationally Less Developed States. See the full details in, "Understand Catchment Areas, Less Educated States, and Merit Admission"

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Institutions are advised to adhere to the applicable criteria while admitting candidates as these are being monitored on CAPS - the system through which schools and JAMB will give admissions.

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  1. If you're offered admission to a school on CAPS, is there a certainty that the school will admit you?

    1. Yes there is. As a matter of facts, you should be full of expectations for the school's list. You will be on it

    2. What if the school list is out and you are not on the list? In this case, you call the school and they say you should forget about any offer from jamb.

    3. As a matter of fact, JAMB has warned candidates from accepting admissions not offered on CAPS.

      See details of the news through the link below.

  2. Hello Sir, please I'm an aspirant for the 2021/2022 DE admission. I have been trying to login to my jamb portal for the past few days and the portal keeps showing "record not found". What can I do please? Because my school screening form is out and I need to obtain it as soon as possible. I can't proceed to register for the school form without confirming my data with Jamb please.

    1. JAMB has not given candidates access to any CAPS this year because when you registered JAMB, you didn't do that with any email. If you will do anything on your JAMB, for now, you have to go to JAMB office or an accredited CBT centre.

  3. Please when is the refresh admission on caps necessary

    1. It's only needed if you're exacting something to show but it doesn't as at when expected. For example O'level results not reflecting. Read the post below.

  4. I'm an indigene of Delta state can I get medicine with 213 at Delta state university


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