The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has clarified that the process of admission requires candidates to upload their O’Level results on the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) platform, among others, to determine their eligibility for tertiary education.
The Board said it has also begun an investigation into claims in a report by an online medium that the University of Lagos (UNILAG) reportedly denied over 2,000 applicants admission over the failure of JAMB to upload their O’Level results on CAPS, stressing, however, that it is candidates and not JAMB that uploads results.
Head of Public Affairs and Protocol of JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said in a statement on Friday in Abuja that the Board would want to state clearly that its Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS), a platform on which all admissions are conducted and through which candidates are expected to upload their O/level results, was established to engender transparency and accountability in the admission process.
According to him, resolving candidates’ complaints concerning their admission status is a major component of the software, which was introduced to ensure that no candidate is denied admission unjustly.
He added that one of the major provisions of the platform and others like the ticketing platform is their capacity to empower candidates to interact directly with the board with a meticulous record of such interactions archived and generate an electronic trail that all operators could access to ascertain the true position of things should any dispute arise.
“As a regulator, one of the central responsibilities of the Board to candidates and other stakeholders is to ensure that no candidate who is qualified to be admitted is denied such admission, hence the several provisions by the Board for candidates to always raise queries when they feel shortchanged.
“It is noteworthy that the process of admission requires candidates to upload their O’Level results on the CAPS platform, among others, to determine their eligibility for tertiary education.
“To ensure wider access, candidates are, at the point of registration, allowed to register with “Awaiting Result,” but such results being awaited must be uploaded before the commencement of admission by their chosen institution; otherwise, they would be deemed unqualified.