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2020 Admission Starting and Closing Dates by JAMB and Schools


It's the time of the year when students will be asking a series of questions, such as:

  • When is the JAMB admission starting?
  • When is the JAMB admission closing?
  • When is the JAMB admission list coming out?
  • When is the JAMB admission letter coming out?
  • How do I check my JAMB admission status etc?

The post below will give you answers as succinctly as possible.

JAMB Admission Closing Date for the Year 2020

Recall that JAMB has earlier announced August 20, 2020, as the commencement date for the year admission exercise. It's later reviewed that the 2020 admission and related exercises will hold between September 7 and November 18, 2020. However, a new, and probably the final review, had been officially released.

This newly announced date by JAMB will allow candidates seeking admission on awaiting results to meet up with their respective institutions post-UTME and screening exercises.

JAMB Held Meeting With Heads of Institutions to Agree on Closing Date for 2020/2021 Admission Exercise

The decision was collectively taken at a virtual meeting with Heads of Tertiary Institutions in the country on Wednesday, February 24, 2021.

In his remarks on the occasion, the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, said the meeting with the institutions was aimed at knowing the level they had reached on the 2020/21 Admissions scale.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) together with all universities, polytechnics, colleges of education, and innovative enterprise institutes has announced June 15, 2021, as the deadline for the 2020/2021 admissions into Nigerian tertiary institutions.

I will be sure to update this post if anything changes sooner or later. Bookmark and revisit.

The Release of Admission Letters by JAMB

As detailed in my post, "JAMB CAPS Now Opened: System Through Which JAMB Will Give Admission to Aspirants", every applicant must monitor his admission status through CAPS in his or her JAMB profile dashboard.

This is the medium through which the body will let you know the progress of your admission. You're to, in the end, accept or reject or accept admission if offered. As soon as you accept your offer, your admission letter is available for printing.

Just follow the guideline to print admission letter as details in my post, "JAMB Result, Original JAMB Result, and Admission Letters: What Admission seekers should know".

Problems with Deletion and Non-Acceptance of Admission on CAPS

A number of candidates complained of the inability to print admission letters of the previous session. It must be noted that any admission not accepted on CAPS before the closure of admission for the year is an incomplete exercise that cannot be resuscitated. 

See the need to accept your admission offer through CAPS before admission ends

Institutions are reminded of the process and procedure for deletion and rejection which is again attached as 2019 JAMB's Guideline Appendix III.

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

Checking Admission Status on School Portal

Even though you're to check and accept admission on the JAMB portal through CAPS, you must as well check your school's portal for such a facility too. 

Don't forget:

  1. It's on the school portal you'll accept the admission and make payment for your acceptance
  2. It's on the school portal you'll do your fresher registration
  3. It's on the school portal you'll check for further details on your admission

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83 comments:

  1. Hello sir I did a change of institution from AAU to aaua but in less den a week I was given admission in AAU went a head to change my institution back to AAU but is nt reflecting on my jamb portal I went back to d cafe all I c is error dis institution does not allow change of institution buy hv paid d money to jamb

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    1. This is a complex situation.

      Check the link below. It contains explanation around this. It may help you.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/08/after-changing-institution-can-previous.html

      In short, it's not possible for you to change back to the former school if the school is not accepting changes again.

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  2. Hello. Sir I want to know if jamb has closed for admission I'm really scared because most of my school mates are already in unilag

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    1. As at this date, a few schools are still offering admissions. A few students still have ADMISSION IN PROGRESS on CAPS. This means JAMB is still offering admission.

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    2. Same my caps still in aip for Unilag.whst could be the problem

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    3. It's not a problem. The school soon update it to ADMITTED on JAMB CAPS.

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  3. Hello sir
    I was given admission as a DE student in Unilag but Jamb is yet to give me admission still writing not admitted on jamb caps please I need your help

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    1. First JAMB doesn't give admission. It's the schools that upload lists to JAMB CAPS.

      Hence, it's UNILAG that has not updated your status on the body's portal. In the meantime, just relax. They will do that sooner. Keep checking.

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  4. Transfer offer made on 13/12/19,but offer status "accpted/rejected"displayed & accepted on 25/12/19.The necessary payments made wrt change of course.The admission status reads "not admitted".Any hope?

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  5. Hello Tolani,
    If one is given admission in a different course instead of the one applied for,is a change of course at at jamb portal required to be done before the offered course reflects at jamb's CAP.Thanks

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    1. Yes, you have to change to the new course first.

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  6. My caps has been admission in progress for up to a monthh now and I'm worried but I've been able to log into unilag's students portal.And I need to print admission letter to proceed with registration. When will JAMB update my caps?

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    1. Yes, they will. Keep checking back. It's UNILAG that has not updated your CAPS. They will do that before they close registration for their freshers.

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  7. Good day sir. I used awaiting result and after uploading my o'levels, everything is showing in my jamb caps but my jamb caps still reads not admitted even after my course and institution are showing. It's been almost three months now. Why is that sir?

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    1. Uploading results doesn't mean a school will offer you admission. If you don't meet up with the entire requirements for the school's admission, you'll still be denied.

      Note the word "entire".

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  8. My caps is showing Not Admitted...Am an Oau aspirant...is there still hope??

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    1. Well, there is hope. Read the post below to understand this further:
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/10/what-happens-if-caps-shows-not-admitted.html

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  9. I've been trying to login to my jamb caps portal but it's not been going through. I tried changing my password but still didn't get a mail conveying the password reset link. What can I do and by this time, is it too late to accept my admission if I was given?

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    1. It's not late to accept admission now.

      As for the password rest issue, try the guides in the links below:

      1. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/09/jamb-gives-easiest-way-to-retrieve-lost.html

      Or

      2. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/04/5-ways-to-get-back-retrieve-or-reset.html

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  10. Good day Sir
    My caps has changed to Admission in progress since 10th January. Fuoye Sch
    Still no changes still now.

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    1. It means the school is still working on offering admission. You need to wait and keep checking. It will change sooner to ADMITTED.

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  11. I brought supplementary form in imsu since 18 of last month till date have not been offered admission in both sides...is there still hope for me😥

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    1. There is. Most schools are still offering admissions till date. Seems they're allowed to extend things.

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  12. I was transferred to a new course on 29th of January and I also accepted it that day,till now my caps is still showing admission in progress,the school I applied for is Federal polytechnic afikpo... Any hope😭😭😭

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    1. First do change of course on the JAMB portal to the newly accepted course. Then, wait for a few days for the admission.

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  13. Sir my cap is writing admission in progress does dat means I will be admitted?

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    1. You may be or may not be. See more clarification through the link below.
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/09/admission-in-progress-on-jamb-caps.html

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  14. Sir I was given another course on 18/11/2019 and I just aaccepted it on the 15
    It uniben. I have accepted the new course but jamb has not given me admission
    I don't know what to do
    Sir what should I do?

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    1. Keep checking back. It should reflect on the JAMB portal sooner. If otherwise, talk to the school management for guides.

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  15. Good day sir
    I have 168 in jamb and going for AAU (an indigine) for course Sociology am also AR(Awaiting Results

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    1. UTME score is not enough to determine if you will be offered admission. Your O'level results and grades are equally important.

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  16. Sir I score 177 in my jamb will I gain admission to kadpoly for mechanical engineering

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    1. Yes. But you have to meet other requirements including the O'level subjects required and more... Read the post through the link below.
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/03/jamb-listed-reasons-candidates-might.html

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  17. Sir i scored 205 in jamb and i want to study law in lasu, will i be offered admission?

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    1. I can't advise you to go for law with this score. Law is a very competitive course. A JAMB score below 250 is too small for it at a a university like LASU. However, there are more factors that may hinder you from gaining admission. Read the posts through the links below misunderstanding.
      1. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/03/jamb-listed-reasons-candidates-might.html
      2. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/06/whats-my-school-cut-off-mark-for.html
      3. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/04/jamb-change-of-institutions-and-courses.html

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  18. Good evening sir, I uploaded my NECO result fews ago, it showed document upload successful and a screenshot was sent to me but on checking my documents on my jamb portal it's showing no documents upload use, I can't check using CAPS as the 2020 caps hasn't been opened,please what can I do to know if my result has actually been uploaded

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    1. It's general. JAMB is delaying the upload to reflect for now. Check back later. Read more about this through the post's link below.
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/09/why-my-uploaded-result-does-not-reflect.html

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  19. Sir
    I was given admission to aau institution but jamb is yet to give me admission it still says (u have not been admitted

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    1. This happens very often. With time, JAMB will also offer you admission. I detailed the process and why in the post with the link below.
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/10/admission-is-given-on-school-portal-but.html

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  20. Can l gain admission through my NECO

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    1. Yes. Read the post with the link below.
      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/06/will-neco-meet-up-with-this-year.html

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  21. Sir please is there any hope of admiss ad this year? for those that wrote jamb 2020.

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    1. If you ask if there will be admissions by different schools, the answer is YES. Rad more through the post with the links below.
      1. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/05/when-will-jamb-and-school-gives.html
      2. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/09/how-to-check-jamb-admssion-status-and.html

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  22. Sir when will fuoye start their admission
    And when will jamb start theirs too
    Cause right now on my portal it showing not admitted

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    1. Posts with the links below will answer your questions. Please check:
      1. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/05/when-will-jamb-and-school-gives.html
      2. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/10/how-to-check-admission-stutuon-jamb-and.html
      3. https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/06/caps-system-through-which-jamb-will.html

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  23. Sir, please when will admission list come out for 2020/2021. I'm confused because of this corona because universities are meant to admit students this year. So I want to know if the admission list will be out this year

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    1. Some schools are already admitting e.g. Kwara State University, Ogun State College of Technology (UTME). However, others will be leasing lists as time goes and into next year.

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  24. why are some schools still delaying admission
    like bayero

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    1. Because it will take very many of them time to finetune the modelities to release lists without affecting other academic activities.

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  25. I score 155 in jamb so ilaro is my first choice and have fill the school screening form and I later change my course did I still have hope pls😭😭

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    1. If the departmental cut-off mark is in your favor, you should be considered. If otherwise, I'm sorry.

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  26. I have been given admission on jamb caps and av accepted it also but in my kofa page its still showing submitted..
    Av been given admission by the school or there's a cause to panic??

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    1. The school will also upload the list later. Just calm. Congrats!

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  27. Sir please what if one score 181 yo study biochemistry at uniuyo, is there any hope of admission?

    And what What does it mean if a cap is showing, 'sorry admission not given yet'

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    1. If you meet the cut-off mark and other requirements for Biochemistry, you stand a better chance.

      Read the post below to understand "sorry admission not given yet".

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/10/what-happens-if-caps-shows-not-admitted.html

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  28. Good morning sir,I've been admitted on my school's portal for a different course,I changed my course on jamb caps but its still showing not admitted on my caps,should I worry

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    1. No. Don't worry. It means the school is yet to send your details to JAMB or JAMB is yet to update their database with the names sent to the board. Give it a few more days. There is nothing to worry about.

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  29. Sir I met up to all the requirements of gaining admission as a law student in aaua....but the first batch list came out my name was not there and my caps is still showing not admitted...I thought it should have changed to admission in progress...fo I still have hope sir cus I am already getting scared

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    1. How are you so sure you met the requirements? What is the cut off mark for law?

      Read more through he links below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2020/03/jamb-listed-reasons-candidates-might.html

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  30. Sir,I did a change of course,it's reflecting on the school portal,but it's not reflecting on jamb portal,so I was told to also pay again.so jamb will change it themselves. I've paid since three days ago,and it's still not changing,and it's still showing "not admitted"
    And fortunately,I met all the requirements for the course I want to study.so I don't know what to do. I was told they'll send a code,which they haven't sent yet.

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    1. Sorry about this mess. You have to send a complaint message to JAMB using the guide below.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2019/06/jamb-opens-platforms-to-attend-to.html

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  31. Have been offered admission by AAU for some months now but my jamb admission status is still showing not yet given admission. Pls is der still a chance that I will still be given admission by jamb

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  32. Good afternoon sir! I understand UNILAG releases discretionary admission list every session for undergraduates. Kindly shed more light on this; I mean, what does the UNILAG undergraduate discretionary admission list mean, what does it entail and what does the institution (UNILAG) consider before including a candidate's name on her discretionary undergraduate admission list?

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  33. Good evening Sir! I am two marks away from the merit cut off mark for UNILAG Geology; the merit cut off mark for same course as released by UNILAG on its portal on March 30,2021 is 66.9 and my aggregate score is 64.9 by my calculation. Do I stand a chance on being considered by UNILAG for the course (Geology) this session? I am from Delta State.

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  34. Sir my caps have been on admission in progress for a month now I don't know what the problem

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  35. This is a long one but please help. I got 137 in JAMB 2021, my course is Computer Science at UNIZIK but I'm thinking of changing institution to a private university like Novena University. Or are there any other options for Computer Science 137 at a private university? Also sir please are the change of institution forms out yet? If so, how do we go about changing institutions? Also I can't access JAMB CAPS. At the registration point (JAMB Office) I wasn't asked to give my email so now I can't login into JAMB CAPS because it keeps asking for email and password and when I try to create an account it keeps saying "Error, this page cannot be found". Please how do I fix all these issues? Thank you.

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    1. First approach any private university and ask them if they will accept the score before changing to them. Most will accept 160 or above this year. You can do changes for now at JAMB offices or CBT centres. You don't need JAMB profile yet, JAMB will release for accessing CAPS sooner.

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  36. Good morning Sir! Has UNILAG suspended undergraduate admission exercise for 2020/2021 session, especially as it concerns those who wrote UTME last year (2020)?

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  37. Sir i uploaded my result at cbt center but when i check it showing me n"been given admission yet"and i tried to check whether they successfully uploaded my result but the caps shows that"I'm not eligible to use this service"

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    1. Ok Sorry.

      Try using some ideas in the post below. It may help.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2021/01/jamb-shos-you-are-not-eligible-to-use.html

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  38. Good evening,I have been given admission in my school of choice as a direct entry student,but my jamb cap is just saying sorry admission not given yet,what should I do and I have upload my o,level

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    1. Ok. Read the post below. It explains things.

      https://www.schoolcontents.info/2018/10/admission-is-given-on-school-portal-but.html

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  39. Please has jamb close admission for 2020

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    1. Some schools are still offering admissions till date.

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  40. Sir can u please mention a few of them? Those still offering admission or still selling 2020 utme form.. thanks

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  41. Oops, no problem. Thanks for the reply!

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  42. sir,my caps is showing me AIP and this is more than four months.
    so I want to ask is there still hope for me

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    1. Yes, there is. Kindly visit your school admission office to let them know. That may hasten things.

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