Jamb Recommended 1.6 Million Candidates For Admission in the year 2017. However, many of them were not offered admission by their Universities and Polytechnics of Choice.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) disclosed that out of the 1.6 million candidates that the board recommended for admission in the 2017/2018 Academic session, only about 500,000 candidates have accepted their admission.
This happens to be far beyond the number recorded in previous years. According to the JAMB Head of media, Dr Fabian, the reason for this is due to the flexibility in cut-off marks as well as the introduction of Jamb Central Admission Processing System (CAPS).
The 2017 jamb admission process ended on January 25th, 2018. However, candidates could still accept their admission on the JAMB portal. This means that candidates who have been admitted but are yet to accept their admission can still do so.
He expressed optimism that schools will comply with the deadline as most of the schools have already completed their admission process while those that are yet to fully complete theirs are at 95% completion.