How JAMB And School Give Admission In 2021

In this post, I will show you EXACTLY How JAMB And School Give Admission In 2021/2022, How JAMB And Schools Decide The Admission of Candidates, and also all you need to know about JAMB admission process, requirements for UTME and Direct Entry Candidates for the 2021/2022 academic session for all schools.

Earlier, we published an article on how to gain admission in Nigeria and admission requirements TO ENTER A UNIVERSITY IN NIGERIA.

Let me assumed you now know what it takes to be admitted this year, the next thing is to know how admission is given this year i.e the methods, process of selections, and choosing qualified candidates.

First, you need to know how school and JAMB work to give you admission.

How JAMB And School Give Admission

How JAMB And School Give Admission In 2021

  1. Your school prepares the list of qualified candidates they want to offer admission for the year.

  2. After which it will be sent to JAMB for verification and possible approval.

  3. JAMB then verifies the list to see if those candidates merit the admission.

  4. Upon verification and approval, JAMB then upload the names to CAPS for applicants to accept or reject the admission offered to them.

  5. Finally, your school will be able to upload the same names to the school website once it’s approved by JAMB.

It must be further noted that the 2021 Admission process will still put into considerations factors like catchment area and ELDS (Educationally Less Developed States) in determining the number of candidates admitted.

2021 Admission by merit is 45%, catchment area 35%, and ELDS 20%.

See also catchment areas for all Universities and ELDS in Nigeria.

Can School Give Me Admission Without JAMB Giving?

Of course, YES!

If your name were among the names of qualifies candidates sent to JAMB for possible approval and unfortunately for all you didn’t upload your O’level results or let’s say there is a deficiency in O’level, JAMB will have to keep the name pending when you finally make the necessary corrections.

In this regard, once the name is approved by JAMB, your school will then upload it on the school portal through which you can be given admission by the school, and JAMB will still be showing Not admitted.

See why you are Admitted On JAMB CAPS BUT NOT On School Portal and Why you are given admission on school website and not on JAMB.

Does JAMB Give Admission Before School


You must, first of all, accept your 2021 admission on JAMB CAPS before it can reflect on the school Portal except In a case that it has to do with what we explained earlier in number one.

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board – JAMB as a body have the power to offer students admission.

This means that JAMB cannot offer any candidates admission without the school approving it.

Also, no school can offer any candidate admission unless JAMB confirms and approves that the candidate has met the requirements.

This implies that with the introduction of the JAMB CAPs – Central Admission Processing System, JAMB draws up a list of candidates that meets the criteria for admission in each school and sends the list to the different schools.

The schools look at the lists and make adjustments where needed and send the lists back to JAMB.

JAMB then approves the list and gives admission to the candidates and the school on the other hand uploads that same list on its website if it chooses to.

All the best as you know How JAMB And School Give Admission.


  1. Admitted On JAMB CAPS BUT NOT On School Portal
  2. Check If My O’level Result Was Uploaded On JAMB Portal
  3. Sorry You Have Not Been Given Admission Yet | All You Need to Know
  4. How To Check School Admission Status
  5. Reasons MAY Not Offered Admission In 2021

15 thoughts on “How JAMB And School Give Admission In 2021

  • January 13, 2022 at 1:34 AM

    Good morning,
    Please is Unilag still giving admission?
    My son sat for Unilag post UTME last year, he uploaded NECO result, but before the WAEC result was released, Unilag portal has been shut down and that deprived my son from uploading his best and desire result, and what we are seen is not admitted yet.
    Can any adjustment still be granted or what is our fate now?

  • January 18, 2022 at 4:36 AM

    I had problem with my waec result, I used AR for my mapoly portal when I want to register for utme, now I want to upload my result now how can I do this.

    • February 1, 2022 at 8:37 PM

      Go to jamb head office near u

      • February 24, 2022 at 4:07 PM

        I was transferred from computer science to computer science so I after accepting the transfer my status changed to AIP which it has been in for almost a month

  • January 30, 2022 at 1:53 AM

    Uploaded waec on school portal

    And waec and Neco on jamb portal

    Will that be a problem
    And caps is on AIP

    Even if the subject I combined is a minor subject
    What should I do

  • February 3, 2022 at 5:02 PM

    I keep seeing you are not eligible to use this service in my jamb caps does that mean I won’t be given admission for this year and how can I correct that.

  • February 6, 2022 at 8:54 PM

    Please hope am save cause jamb has given me admission 2 days ago and have been expecting the same on fuoye’s school portal 😔

  • February 6, 2022 at 8:55 PM

    Please hope am save cause jamb has given me admission 2 days ago and have been expecting the same on fuoye’s school portal

  • February 6, 2022 at 10:47 PM

    I had wrong subject combination in jamb and the school has given me admission,will jamb also give me admission?

  • February 7, 2022 at 3:47 PM

    I commend you allot for the post, am now at rest ,mine is that jamb has admitted me ,but still looking up to school
    I pray it reflects soonest ,and to all of us

  • February 17, 2022 at 2:55 PM

    School has given my admission but I’m still yet to hear from jamb, hope I’m safe

  • February 18, 2022 at 8:42 AM

    Please I was offered admission on jamb caps but It has not yet reflected on uniben school portal,why?

  • March 6, 2022 at 4:14 PM

    Please I want to ask o
    When school compiles the name and gives to jamb
    What are the requirements jamb needs to give you admission please I want to understand more 😳


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