JAMB Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) – [The Overview]

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB Central Admission Processing System (CAPS): The Overview of the Process.

JAMB Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS)

For those who have been hearing of the JAMB Central Admission Processing System [CAPS] but have no idea or little knowledge about it, we are glad to bring to you a brief overview and all you need to know about the newly introduced admission policy.

As a result of some problems facing the current system of admissions, the Board introduced a new system of admission (CAPS)

Before you continue, remember that JAMB Cut-Off Marks has been released for Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges.

This is a post about JAMB Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS). This post will answer all the questions you have about JAMB CAPS. There are a brand 14 admission steps using CAPS and it’s all stated below.

Notice:

This is actually a transcript of the Official Presentation by JAMB CAPS team on the 20th of August. I’m just publishing it here so you know what’s up too (Cuz this CAPS thing has come to stay). The new 14 step admission process is real. You will see it as you read on.

Why CAPS?

  • Addresses Current Challenges
  • Delivers Benefits of Automation
  • Offers Significant Innovations

Current Challenges of CAPS?

  • Undermines Autonomy of Institutions
  • Manual Process Prone to Errors
  • Laborious and Inefficient
  • Multiple Admissions for Candidates
  • Constrains Admissions Opportunities
  • Lack of Timely Information for Decision Making
  • Insufficiency of Easily Retrievable Data for Research & Planning

The CAPS Advantage

  • Restores Autonomy of Institutions
  • Protects Academic Calendar
  • Refocuses JAMB’s founding Ideals as Clearing House
  • Expands Admission Opportunities for Candidates
  • Provides Credible and Easily Retrievable Data for Researching & Planning on Education Sector
  • Access to Data for Research Purposes
  • Enhances Inclusiveness, Equity, Transparency & Accountability in the Admission Process

More Benefits

  • Efficient Use of Time and Resources
  • Automation Minimises Human Errors
  • Eliminates Multiple Admissions
  • Significantly reduces Attrition Rate
  • Enforces Respect for Internal Rules & Discourages Arbitrariness
  • Provides for Instant Admission
  • Makes Candidates the Central Focus

Some Innovations to the Bargain

  • O/L Results Upload, Requirement for Admission Consideration
  • Interface with NECO & WAEC for automated Results Verification
  • Candidates’ Confirmation of Admission Offer
  • “Market Place” to Source Candidates
  • Automatic Enforcement of Admission Timelines

Jamb Admission Process

See the Jamb 2017 Admission Process below:

  1. Policy Meeting
  2. User Profiles Creation on the System
  3. Admission Parameters Setting on the System
  4. Candidates Download by Institutions
  5. Internal Processing by Institutions / Including Post UTME Screening
  6. Upload of Post UTME Screening Results
  7. Further Processing by Institutions
  8. Systems Creating Suggested Admission List Based on the Institution’s Admission Criteria
  9. Admission Officer Preparing Proposed List for Head of Institution’s Review and Approval
  10. Institution Forwards Recommended List to JAMB Desk Officer
  11. Desk Officer Processes Recommended List and Generates List of Provisional Admissions
  12. JAMB Contacts Candidates to Accept or Decline Admission
  13. If Candidate Accepts, Admission is concluded for Candidate
  14. If Candidate Declines, s(he) is returned to Market Place for Possible Consideration by Other Institutions

Actors, roles & responsibilities

  • JAMB Conducts UTME and Makes Results Available to Institutions
  • Institutions Set Admission Criteria on the System
  • Admission Officer Downloads Candidates, Coordinates Internal Admission Process and Uploads Aggregate Results
  • Head of Institution Approves and Forwards Recommended List to JAMB
  • JAMB Approves List of Provisional Admissions and Contacts Candidates
  • Candidate Accepts or Declines Admission

Challenges, Risks And Mitigants

1. Security

  • Secure Technology
  • Strong User Authentication
  • Confidential & Individual Log-in Profile
  • Comprehensive Audit Trail of ALL activities

2. Fit-for-Purpose

  • Inputs from & Collaboration with Stakeholders (Admission Officers, Desk Officers & IT CAPS Team)
  • Agile Development Approach
  • Dual Mode (2017 / 2018) Session

3. Knowledge / Capacity Gaps

  • Capacity Building
  • Comprehensive User Guide (Printed and Online)
  • Intuitive User Interface / Ease of Use
  • Parameters Setting to guide operations
  • Help Desk / Ticketing System for Support
  • Information & Awareness for ALL Stakeholders

4. Technology Challenge

  • Simple but yet Cost Effective & Secure Technology
  • Offline Processing Capability by Institutions
  • Ease of Installing Updates & Upgrades

Critical Success Factors

  • Ownership of The System by Stakeholders
  • Capacity Building in Institutions
  • Adherence to Admission Workflow Timelines
  • Sustainability (JAMB’s own Product)
  • Feedbacks and Continuous Improvement

Next Steps

  • Practical Training
  • System Settings: Carrying Capacity, Cut‐Off Marks, etc
  • Download of Candidates
  • Capacity Building in Institutions
  • Dual Processing
  • Feedbacks & Suggestions
  • Continuous Improvement

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