It’s possible you’re confused if you or a family got an SMS or email message congratulating you or him on admission.
Your confusion may grow if you’re aware that your targeted institutions and other schools had stopped admitting students since last year. Yet, you hear some are still releasing new admission lists.
Hence, you want to know if it’s still possible to be offered admission in January, February, March, or April this year if the admission deadline announced by JAMB was December last year.
You’re not the only one in this dilemma. Several others are too!
A Case Study of Students Being Offered Admissions After JAMB Admission Closing Date
JAMB has earlier announced the closing date for last year admission, why will they still be offering admission this year – even when another JAMB form is on, written or result released?
This post will take you by the hands and show you what is what. You will see situations where you can gain admission for the recent year in the current year. You will also see where it’s probably impossible to gain admission for the last admission right now.
You Can Gain Admission for the Last Year This Year
There is no nationally declared date for the date admission into part-time, distance-learning, etc must end. Schools decide their dates and can extend at will. Only the full-time programme (administered by JAMB) can be attached to an officially announced date to end admissions for the year.
Speaking of the full-time admission closing date, this will allow the board and institutions to shift attention from the previous admission seekers to the aspirants for the current year.
And because of the introduction of the JAMB CAPS, the matriculation board will want to conclude the activities for the last year to meet with the admission calendar set for this year.
JAMB Admission Deadline Is Mostly Extended
Though it’s rare to find any official announcement for the extension of the admission closing date by JAMB. Yet, we had watched for years – seeing schools offering full-time admissions even after the announced closing date.
In this case, it’s safe to say that JAMB still allows those schools to offer admissions beyond the closing date. This is clear because institutions and JAMB jointly monitor admissions on CAPS. And if JAMB doesn’t allow an extension, candidates won’t be offered admission on CAPS in the first place.
Hence, you can be offered admission for the last year admission this very year – and through JAMB CAPS.
Instances of Candidates Receiving Last Admission Offers this Year
1. A school may be slow to offer admission
Though last year ends in December. Yet, the JAMB admission closing date may extend into the new year. For instance, the date announced to end the 2019 admission was December 17. However, you would still be offered admission beyond that date especially if the delay was because the school was slow with her calendar.
In fact, Obafemi Awolowo still offered admission by February 25, 2020. And it’s through JAMB CAPS. You see?
2. Candidates are usually transferred from one course to the other.
3. Candidates Offered Admissions Through Marketplace
4. Some Schools Offer Part-Time Admissions to their Full Applicants
5. Some Schools Give Special Admissions to Aspirants
We have got some schools that will offer you admission into their affiliate campuses if they can’t admit you for the courses within the main campus. This admission may not be given to you until days after the deadline announced by JAMB. For example, the Federal polytechnic Ede usually offers her aspirants admission into her dual award programmes which is a collaboration between the polytechnic, and the three colleges of education involved. Such candidates get admission notice usually after the polytechnic has completed her regular admissions.
You may be offered the admission if your school or the one you changed to is slow in the processes, through the transfer of admission or marketplace offer.
You may also be offered admission into another year if the programmes are on special terms such as Distance Learning, Affiliate Centres, and Daily Part-Time, etc.