The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has directed that all tertiary institutions complete their admissions for the year 2021.
The request was prompted by a small number of fully processed 2021 admissions on the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) among the teeming population of qualified candidates “yearning for admission,” according to the statement.
Only 100,000 of the more than 600,000 eligible candidates have been admitted, according to the Board.
JAMB’s Director of Admissions, Mohammed Ahmed, mentioned these when meeting some select institutional Desk Officers, according to the weekly bulletin provided by Head of Information and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin on Monday.
The director implored the desk officers to interact with their respective institutions to ensure that even if they are not ready for the students to resume, they can conduct such admissions prior to their respective chosen resumption dates to enable their candidates to know their fate.
Ahmed said the board was ready to roll out the 2022 unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME) application documents, hence the need for Desk Officers to be proactive.
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The director of admissions, during the meeting, expressed the resolve of the board to prevent candidates from incurring unnecessary expenses through buying new e -pins that they may not use if they are eventually admitted.
“The board is aware of the numerous challenges that have impacted the academic calendars of tertiary institutions as well as the smooth processing of admission requests but urged them to devise acceptable means of closing the gap and complete the 2021 admission exercise on schedule,” it said.
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It can be recalled that over 1.4 million candidates registered for both the 2021 UTME and Direct Entry of which only about 600, 000 possessed the requisite qualifications to be admitted based on available records with JAMB.
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