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Can I Obtain Another JAMB While Waiting for Admission?

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More than 50% (just perceived) of admission seekers in the recent year are yet to be offered spaces across the schools nationwide.

Possibly, 30% of these candidates will still be offered admissions before the last admission year ends, as announced by JAMB

In the meantime, candidates will still be offered admissions continually till that date.

Whereas, JAMB doesn't toy with its timetable as new JAMB UTME and DE forms are already on sales. With these new forms, admission seekers are generally invited to pursue the new admissions.

Whereas, last year admission seekers are confused. They don't know if they will be considered by their chosen institutions before last year's admissions deadline and before this year's sales of forms end.

And if they're not offered admission eventually, they're likely going to miss the admission for this year too if they don't obtain the new forms.

The questions running through their minds now include:

  1. Can they obtain this year's JAMB form while waiting for the last year's admission? 
  2. Won't it affect each other if a new form is obtained while they're hoping the other schools will still give them offers? 
  3. Is there any way to do it successfully? 
  4. Or is it illegal to obtain a new form while you're still in the queue for another admission?

This post will be addressing your concerns if you're awaiting an admission offer for the last year's exercise but still want to consider the new JAMB form.

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You're Allowed to Obtain Another JAMB Form When Waiting For the Previous Admission

Generally, JAMB and schools allow admission seekers to obtain new JAMB forms if they're still waiting for the previous year's admission offers. This is because, as you might have thought, there is no way to guarantee the last admission. And if you miss that, you don't want to miss the new year too.

This may sound new to you. But it's nothing new. Ever since JAMB takes over the admission activities in Nigeria, there are years (especially this post-COVID-19 admission years), when candidates will be waiting for admissions and the board will announce the sales of new forms.

In short, if you're waiting for last year's admission, go ahead and obtain this year's form as a backup. 

However, there are a few things you should know to be forearmed.

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You May Not Use the Same Profile Used Last Year

To be on the safer side, even though it's allowed, I advise you don't use last year's profile if you're waiting for one admission and wish to buy another JAMB form.

JAMB allows you to use your last profile. They've found means to merge the two profiles if used. However, there can be a series of confusion if you don't know how to handle things as the admission activities continue.

Hence, use a new profile to obtain the new JAMB form. Therefore, a new phone number may be used instead of the old one except you've been tied to that or you can't afford a new line.

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You Can Still Consider the Same School in the New JAMB

It's possible you're thinking you should not consider the university, polytechnic, or college of education you're expecting the old admission from.

Yes, you can still choose the same school in the new JAMB form. Nothing is wrong with that and it's generally allowed.

In fact, a student already in a school can still obtain another JAMB form to process another school or his or her present school.

In the same vein, you can consider the same course in that school without any need to worry.

You Can Keep Pursuing the New Admission if Offered the Old One

Let's say you consider a new school and probably the same or different course in the new admission year. And eventually, you're offered the admission you've been waiting for. You have the right to stop pursuing the new admission and if you deem it fit keep pursuing it.

If the new course is offered, you can as well accept it if the old admission was rejected or accepted.

The setback is that you may not end up running the two courses together.

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