The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is the regulatory body responsible for conducting entrance examinations into tertiary institutions in Nigeria. In a bid to make the admission process more efficient and transparent, JAMB developed the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS). CAPS is an online platform that provides a seamless process for applicants to accept or reject admission offers.
Before the introduction of CAPS, the admission process in Nigeria was often marred by corruption, extortion, and irregularities. Students were sometimes offered admission without merit, while others who qualified were denied admission due to various factors such as bribery, nepotism, and ethnic sentiments. This led to a situation where deserving candidates were left without a place in tertiary institutions, while unqualified candidates gained admission.
Benefit of CAPS
CAPS was developed to address these issues and ensure a fair, transparent, and merit-based admission process. It serves as a platform where all tertiary institutions in Nigeria upload their admission lists, and applicants can easily access their admission status and make decisions on whether to accept or reject the offer.
To access their admission status on CAPS, applicants are required to create a profile on the JAMB website and provide their registration number. Once logged in, applicants can view their admission status, accept or reject the offer, or wait for further consideration. If an applicant accepts an admission offer, their name is removed from the list of available candidates, and the space is offered to someone else.
One of the significant advantages of CAPS is that it eliminates the need for physical visits to tertiary institutions to check admission status. This is especially beneficial for applicants who live far from the institution or cannot afford the cost of transportation.
The Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) developed by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has revolutionized the admission process into tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Before its introduction, the admission process was marred by corruption, extortion, and irregularities. However, CAPS has provided a seamless and transparent process for applicants to accept or reject admission offers, eliminating the need for physical visits to tertiary institutions. This has ensured a fair, transparent, and merit-based admission process, allowing deserving candidates to gain admission while ensuring that unqualified candidates do not. Overall, CAPS has contributed significantly to improving the quality and integrity of the admission process in Nigeria.
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