The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has directed all tertiary institutions to complete the 2021 admission exercise.
It said the call became necessary following a negligible number of fully – processed 2021 admissions on the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) out of the teeming population of eligible candidates with the requisite qualification “yearning for admission.”
The Board said admissions for only 100, 000 candidates have been processed out of the over 600, 000 eligible candidates.
According to the weekly bulletin released by Head of Information and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin on Monday, JAMB’s Director of Admissions, Mohammed Ahmed, stated these while briefing some select institutional Desk Officers.
The director implored the desk officers to interact with their respective institutions to ensure that even if they are not ready for the students to resume, they can conduct such admissions prior to their respective chosen resumption dates to enable their candidates to know their fate.
Ahmed said the board was ready to roll out the 2022 unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME) application documents, hence the need for Desk Officers to be proactive.