A related condition is when you actually chose a school but you preferred the admission from another one. For example, you chose a university and a polytechnic in JAMB. You might have actually attempted the two schools’ post-UTMEs.
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However, you preferred admission from the university instead of the polytechnic and vice versa. You knew, with your performance in the university’s post UTME that the school should give you admission but unfortunately, you got an offer from the polytechnic you prefer least or a private institution for that matter.
Then, what should you do in this situation?
Why You Can Be Offered Admission By a School You Don’t Want
First, let’s see why you can be offered admission from a strange institution.
You didn’t choose a school but when you check your JAMB CAPS, you see them offering you admission. This is possible. Another case is a school may send an SMS or email to you that you’d been offered an admission.
JAMB usually gives access to students’ data to schools that have spaces for admission seekers whether they chose them or not. Such schools will then see if you meet up their entry requirements. If you do, they can offer you admission.
If you chose two schools and you’re expecting admission from one of the two. The one that is faster can offer you admission in order to win you over the other competing school.
In either case, below is the guide to follow.
Reject Admission from a School You Don’t Want
If offered admission by a school you don’t want, you should reject it. This gives room for another school to propose to you its offer.
But before you reject an offer, be sure that the school you’re opening up for will definitely offer you admission. For if you reject an offer, and the other school doesn’t offer you admission, you’ve just signed in for the next year UTME.
You can be sure that the other school will offer you admission, if:
- You have participated in their post UTME or screening and you already met the cut off mark for your proposed course
- A lecturer, professor, or someone in charge of admission has guaranteed you that you will be offered admission by the school based on your performance or connection.
In the absence of the above, don’t risk things.
But I’ve Already Accepted it, What Can I do Now?
This is equally common. It’s just happened to a candidate seeking admission to Osun State College of Technology, Esa Oke but already offered admission by Abraham Adesanya College of Education.
The candidate actually applied to the two schools. Not knowing the implication, he accepted that of the college on JAMB CAPS.
The admission office at the Polytechnic could not offer him admission again unless he can do the following.
- He will have to visit the college of education and ask for a Rejection of Admission Letter
- The Admission Office will issue this letter
- He will take it back to the polytechnic and present it to the admission officer
- This office will forward this to JAMB – along with the candidate’s information.
- It will be contained in their own letter that the candidate prefers them over the other school.
As a matter of fact, you don’t know this situation can arise until you or someone around you fall victim. But this shouldn’t pose any threat if you know how to go around it.
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