JAMB CAPS System - JAMB in it's policy meeting in August introduced a new system of admission called Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS), This CAPS addresses the issue of human interference in the admission process giving everyone equal chance of admission.
According to JAMB public relations officer Dr Fabian Benjamin who made this known, the Board had held consultations with universities across the country to enable candidates meet the requirement and secure admission without the assistance of anybody.
“The Prof. Oloyede led management is working to ensure transparent, acceptable and fair admission process.
“We have designed a software known as Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS), where human interference will be completely removed, to promote credibility.
“The admission criteria would be keyed into the software and it will select candidates blindly according to the institutions requirement without any primordial consideration.” He stated.
How Does JAMB CAPS System Work?
According to JAMB, the new CAPS is a market place where institutions can go and request for students who meet their cut off mark.
These institutions will write a letter to JAMB to request for students and also give the students up to 3 days to reply.
The new policy will also give the academic board or senate of an institution the power to ‘allocate percentages to JAMB, the school and O’level results as these will be calculated to get the students’ cut off marks for post-UTME.’
If you reject the admission, your profile and details becomes available in the market place for other institutions that can accept the qualification you have for the course you intend to study to offer you admission.
Once a candidate accepts his or her admission such candidate no longer has the privilege to reject the admission and be scouted by other institutions in the market place.
There has been different reactions from aspirants of various institutions about this new development. According to Hamzat Mubaraq an aspirant of medicine and surgery university of Ilorin, he believes JAMB is making the wrong decision and that this is not the right time for JAMB to introduce the CAP SYSTEM.
In his word "I just want you to know that prof Oloyede is making the wrong decision, He knows dat Nigeria is still battling with series of problems and this is not d right time to bring CAPS He should leave d process for d handle universities to handle it themselves".
In another interview with miss oluwatofunmi an aspirant of UNIOSUN she believes the new central admission processing system (CAPS) will favour many aspirants, in her words "in my own opinion I think its favourable and it will help a lot of jambites because if the institution you chose did not give you your course of choice you have the right to accept or reject it and if the candidate reject the offer, then such candidate will be put in the market place if any institution have interest in the candidate they can give him/her admission into their school".
With this new JAMB CAPS System we just hope fairness is brought back to the admission process in Nigeria so that the days of who knows who and not what you score will be finally over.