JAMB to hold CAPS Sensitisation for 2017 Candidates


The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has announced a sensitisation programme/workshop for all candidates seeking admission into various institutions in the 2017/2018 academic session.

The purpose of the sensitization Workshop or Forum is to educate candidates on how the newly introduced Central Processing System works and what candidates are expected to do on the system when the time comes.

Recall that the Board in the discharge of its mandate has developed the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) to automate the admission exercise starting with 2017/2018 Academic Session.

CAPS will, among other benefits:

  • Refocus JAMB on its founding ideals as a Clearing House for the Admissions Process
  • Ensure operational efficiency
  • Promote transparency, accountability, inclusiveness and equity
  • Restore the autonomy of the tertiary institutions with respect to admission
  • Expand admission opportunities
  • Make candidates the Central Focus of the Admission Exercise, and
  • Provide credible and easily accessible Data for Research & Planning.

CAPS introduces some innovations to achieve the above objectives, particularly the active participation of candidates in the Admissions Exercise.

Below is the text of the programme. 

Invitation to Participate in Sensitization Forum for Interested Candidates on Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS)

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As part of the Board’s efforts to familiarize the candidates with the Admissions Process on the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS), particularly their rights to fair treatment and active involvement in decisions about choice of institutions and programmes, a Sensitization Forum has been planned with windows of participation: physical attendance at the venue, through online steaming, webinar and the phone-in segment of the Live Broadcast on the NTA Network.

JAMB invites interested candidates to participate in an optional Sensitization Forum on CAPS. Details are also provided below.

The Forum will hold as follows:

  • Date: Thursday, 21 September, 2017
  • Location: International Conference Centre (ICC), Garki Area 11,Abuja
  • Time: 10am -12noon

Prior registration and confirmation are required for

(i) Physical attendance

(ii) Webinar participation.

The Live Broadcast on the NTA Network is to allow candidates watch the event at home from any location in the country and participate through phone calls to the dedicated lines that will be provided on the TV screen during the live coverage.

All interested candidates are required to visit http://caps.jamb.gov.ng/candidateregistration.aspx to register for participation, which is only open to candidates qualified for Admission consideration in the 2017 /2018 Admission exercise.

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Limited spaces are available for candidates that desire physical attendance at the ICC, so requests will be treated on the basis of first-come-first-served.

Please note that this is an optional Sensitization Forum on CAPS for Interested candidates. It is not compulsory and hence not a criterion for admission consideration.


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