The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has opened its official portal to enable institutions upload names of shortlisted applicants for the 2020/2021 admission.
JAMB said all admission processes into tertiary Institutions in Nigeria must go through the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) for approval.
The JAMB Registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede stated that only qualified candidates as recommended by their institutions for admission will be approved by the board.
When asked if CAPS has been opened for the 2021 admission process, the Registrar said it was opened long ago.
“Of course, long ago. Any Institution, not just public that wants to, is already uploading.”
He disclosed that most institutions, particularly private had commenced admission processes.
JAMB boss, however, added that most public universities are yet to start the process partly because they are yet to conclude admissions for last year.
“Take note also that admission is not just for universities. There are polytechnics and colleges of education and except for the closure because of COVID–19, they are not affected by the strike.
“There are different stages of the session and therefore, it is not one size fits all.”
JAMB registrar also said a date has not been fixed for the sale of this year (2021/2022) Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) forms.