2021 JAMB Policy Meeting Outcome & Key-Points [Download in PDF]

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) 2021 Policy Meeting Presentation, Live Updates and Notable Admission Key points - Download JAMB Registrar 2021 Admission Policy Meeting Presentation In PDF.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on 31st August, 2021 held the 2021 admission policy meeting to kick-start the admission process into the nation’s tertiary institutions.

At the meeting the various admission national cutoff-marks for Universities, Polytechnic and Colleges of Education where decided and announced.

Read Here:  JAMB Official Admission National Cutoff Marks for 2021/2022

Among others, below are the notable key points as revealed during the 2021 JAMB Policy Meeting.

2021 JAMB Policy Meeting Notable Key-points:

  1. JAMB has abolished the idea of setting a general cut-off mark for institutions. Institutions are now allowed to  set their individual minimum benchmark for admission.
  2. In the meeting, the stakeholders also approved October 29, 2021 as the deadline for the closure of amendments for 2021 admissions.
  3. On the deadline for the closure of admissions, the stakeholders resolved to allow the ministry to decide as they could not agree on the December 31, 2021 deadline for all public institutions and January 31st 2022 for all private institutions.
  4. The meeting approved that for Direct Entry, DE, the maximum score a candidate can present is 6 and the minimum is 2 or E, as required by law.
  5. The stakeholders also exempted prison inmates, visually impaired and foreign candidates from sitting for post UTME exercise. 
  6. All Admissions in all Tertiary institutions in the country MUST BE processed by JAMB
  7. JAMB & Tertiary Institutions are to ensure that Admissions periods are sacrosanct and must be followed and adhered to
  8. 1st choice admissions must be done during the period earmarked for 1st choice
  9. Other choices must be processed during the timelines set out for them
  10. JAMB would communicate Admissions Programmes, Calendars & Timetables to Tertiary Institutions immediately after this Policy Meeting
  11. At the end of the 1st choice period, all candidates not admitted would be pulled out of the institutions’ platform on CAPS & be made available to other willing institutions
  12. Any candidate who has chosen an institution as 2nd, 3rd or 4th choice does not need any change of choice or payment to JAMB to be considered for admission during the period of the 2nd choice admission
  13. Post-UTME Forms should not be sold more that N2,000
  14. Candidates can now confirm their Admission Eligibility Status via the JAMB IBASS Platform - Click here to proceed 
  15. JAMB has created a portal for the uploading of  MATRICULATION LIST. Anyone who is not in that list is not a Nigerian Student. And anyone who goes ahead to attend school will not graduate.
  16. Tertiary institutions are pleaded with to accept PASS in Mathematics for Blind Students 
  17. Students are advised to be FLEXIBLE in choosing their courses, do not keep applying for a course you are denied admission in previous years, try switching or changing to different courses to increase chances of admission
  18. Candidates of Distance Learning, Part-Time, Outreach, Sandwich, etc programmes (not required to take the UTME) but ought to be processed through JAMB just as the DE candidates are processed
  19.  JAMB has reviewed the [IBASS]- Integrated Brochure and Syllabus System. This is an online system accessible to candidates and tertiary institutions. Institutions can login to this system to change their requirements on the brochure any time if need be. Candidates can equally log on to the system state their requirements and the system will come up with list of institutions such candidates are qualified to be admitted. This will help candidates to easily know the right institutions they need to apply to or change to if need be
  20. Wrong names in UTME is due to candidates using another candidate’s profile or ePIN to process registration. 
  21. Candidates waiting for their results will only be considered when they are uploaded on its website
  22. JAMB received requests for lowering of minimum scores from institutions as a waiver to allow candidates to be admitted through CAPS.
  23. Institutions should take advantage of IBASS
  24. Make a realistic requests including UTME subjects combination & O’ level credit passes
  25. Remedial students must also have minimum institutional score
  26. Head of institutions or Registrars should personally make such requests

SEE ALSO: JAMB Admission Guidelines & Deadline for Institutions.

  • Click Here to Download JAMB Policy Meeting Presentation Guide in PDF 2021.