NO ADMISSION YET? Why O’level Result is the Reason for Delay

Some CBT Centres Did Not Upload Your Results

What you’re about to read is real. It’s a quick guide to help you with the on-going admission exercise.

If you’re wondering why you’ve not been offered admission by JAMB on its CAPS, you will need to read this post and understand. I will not say anything here out-of reference. I do always have statistics, experiences, and evidence for my guides. Here is one of such.

In my recent post, “What Happens if CAPS shows “Not Admitted”? Is All Hope Lost?”, I had stated that if your JAMB CAPS message or status is still “NOT ADMITTED”, the reason could be because you used awaiting results during your JAMB UTME registration. I equally gave four other reasons why that could happen to you. You can go back to the post for full details.

Even in my post, “Is Re-uploading of O’level Results to JAMB Portal for Everyone?“, the conclusion in that long piece is NO. There, I emphasized that only the candidates awaiting results were concerned.

But I have a piece of quick information for all admission seekers.


Do you merit the admission at all, before expecting it? 

Note that before you can be baffled with NOT ADMITTED status on CAPS, you must be sure you merit the admission of your proposed school and course. In other words, if your school has released its admission list on JAMB CAPS but your status is still NOT ADMITTED, yet you’re sure you must be on the merit list – then what could have happened?

Note that before you can be sure you’re supposed to be on the merit list,

  1. you must have met up with or beat the departmental cut-off mark of your school, Read, Differences in JAMB, School and Post UTME Cut-Off Marks.
  2. your school must have released her admission list to be sure you’re not mistaken
  3. you must have seen admitted candidates offered admission who got the same score or less than yous for the same course or faculty.
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    If after the conditions above you’re still NOT ADMITTED, then the reason could be that “YOU HAVE NOT UPLOADED YOUR O’LEVEL or A’LEVEL RESULTS to the JAMB portal.

    Yes, I understand! 

    You registered your UTME with your O’level result submitted at the CBT centre. You’re very confident that you didn’t use awaiting results during your UTME/DE registration. So why is the uploading of SSCE/A’level result the problem?

    Well, I have bad news for those of you who had uploaded SSCE results during their registrations but they are still not admitted after their schools had released the lists and despite beating the departmental cut off marks.

    See: JAMB CAPS Now Opened: Meanings of Status Messages and More

    Some CBT Centres Did Not Upload Your Results 

    See, I know this will sound strange but I must warn you, some CBT centres failed to upload your results during the registration due to some issues they faced while registering. Among the obvious issues that forced them to skip uploading of results or that made the uploading failed are:

    1. Overpopulation of candidates to attend to in a day
    2. Network or internet issues during the registration
    3. The nonchalance of some CBT personnel
    4. Possible omission by a CBT center

    Ok, you still don’t believe me?

    Read: Can I Upload O’level Results to JAMB Portal After Post UTME? See Answer.

    Two Case Studies of Candidates that Re-Uploaded Later and I got Admitted Immediately 

    A couple last year, two young admission seekers visited me. They have also got SMS updates that they should upload their results. These girls knew they went for UTME registration with their SSCE results but one of them saw the attendant marking AR (awaiting results) for them during the filling.

    They came for my advice. We checked if their results were uploaded. Unfortunately, no! I told them to visit another CBT centre (not the one they used for the UTME registration) and re-upload. When they got there, needless to say, the other CBT centre finally uploaded their results.

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    Three days after, the admission status on CAPS changed to “Admission in Process

    Do you see that?

    Another case was a guy that argued endlessly with me that his O’level results were uploaded during the registration. I advised him to sacrifice the re-uploading. He, in the end, agreed and returned to re-upload.

    About 5 days later, he returned to thank me that his status has changed to ADMITTED and he had accepted the offer.

    See: What Candidates Should Do After JAMB Gives Admission on CAPS


    I know things are not working perfectly well in this country – at least not yet. I can’t understand why CBT centers that were accredited and paid to help are still causing issues.

    But we can save ourselves from another year delay as JAMB is not ready to admit any student without 5 SSCE results/grades needed for his or her proposed course.

    The summary of this post is this.

    If you know:

    • you have uploaded O’level results during UTME registration or returned to upload awaiting results,
    • your school has released a merit admission list or another,
    • you beat or meet the departmental cut off marks,
    • but yet, NOT ADMITTED

    You will need to confirm first if the result was uploaded and if not, go to any CBT centre and re-upload the result for your own sake.

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