Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that the admission processes for 2017/2018 academic session will commence on Friday, 15th September and close on Wednesday, 31st January, 2018.
According to the JAMB Head of JAMB Information and Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, who made this known on Friday in Abuja, the direct entry applications for admission would close September 15.
He explained that students could only secure admission after they might have passed through the rudiments of admission processes.
“We have come up with Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) this year.
“This entails that once candidates are admitted and the institution approves, then JAMB will approve, the information about the candidates will be keyed into CAPS automatically.
“Candidates can monitor their admission process through CAPS online and those who want to get admission letter can do so by printing such online.’’
According to him, CAPS will make record gathering easy and give easy access to students to print their admission letters among other things.
“What we are trying to do now is that we are looking at the perimeter realistically; we decided to come up with new strategy aimed at ensuring the actual data.
In a related development, Benjamin said that the 120 minimum cut-off mark would not in any way affect the nation’s educational standard negatively as being alleged by some people. (NAN)