Any Admission Done Outside CAPS Is Null and Void – JAMB Warns

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Any Admission Done Outside CAPS Is Null and Void – JAMB Warns

The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede,has warned tertiary institutions against admitting candidates outside the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS ) saying any admissions done outside the platform is null and void.

The JAMB Registrar wondered why institutions should jettison CAPS which is an automated platform meant to ease the conduct of admission as well as restore sanity in the exercise.

Prof. Oloyede pointed out that before the introduction of CAPS in 2017,institutions were provided with laptops for the conduct of their admission exercise at a fee of N25, 000. However,from 2017 to date, the Board has not only made CAPS available but has also made it free.

Prof. Oloyede said the platform makes every stakeholder involved in the process an active player. It also offers candidates the opportunity to accept or reject ad m i s s ion,guarantees fairness and keeps track of admission, among other benefits. He explained that the CAPS platform provides an avalanche of advantages and urged institutions to embrace it with a view to taking the education sector to the next level.According to the JAMB Registrar, the various reports from the Board were surprising, to say the least, with the reports of institutions conducting admissions on their individual portals.
This, he said, could undermine the hopes and aspirations of candidates and stifle the nation’s quest for
qualitative education in the long run.

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He, therefore, warned that any institution that flagrantly abuse this
well-conceived instrument would have its admissions rejected.He said, “Institutions are not permitted to conduct admission on their portals.Any admission done outside CAPS is illegal and would not be condoned by JAMB.”
The Registrar also frowned at institutions taking fresh candidates’ biometrics, photographs or requesting candidates to upload their results on their portals, stating that all these have been made available to the institutions on CAPS.
He stated that any institution involved in these acts is working against the Federal Government’s directive on Ease of Doing Business and rendering qualitative service.

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