JAMB orders institutions on 2018 UTME candidates

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Thursday directed all institutions preparing for admission processes to update their candidates’ list from the Central Admission Processing System, according to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).

This was made known by Dr. Fabian Benjamin, the media head of the board.

He stressed the importance of the update, noting that many candidates who recently changed the choice of institution have not been properly captured.

According to him, the JAMB has received complaints from candidates who changed their choice of institution but have been unable to register for the post-UTME exercise due to the fact that their details were yet to reflect on the portal of the schools.

“These changes have been reflected on the CAPS portal, but the institutions have not updated their lists, hence, candidates are not able to register for the post-UTME.

“Most of these institutions are still holding onto what was made available to them at the policy meeting in June.

“CAPS empower candidates to make changes to programmes and institutions of their choice at anytime except where institutions request the board to block its page to enable it to prepare for the conduct of its post-UTME.

“For ease of management of candidates, institutions make requests to the Board to prevent candidates from choosing them at certain periods closer to the conduct of their post-UTME.

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“This is because some candidates may still make changes in the morning of the exercise or even during the conduct thereby constituting serious challenges to managing the exercise.

“We are appealing to all institutions to quickly update their lists now to save these candidates from the trauma of coming to the board to complain.”


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