Why JAMB CAPS is Blank for Institution and Course: Solutions

Institution Space Will Remain Blank for Awhile
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Admission seekers are now worried about their CAPS not showing the institutions of choice. Are you affected too? This is the right post for you if you’re confused about why the space for the institution of choice is blank in your CAPS.

Before I answer your question, let’s get some basics.

Before you can be sure your institution – university, polytechnic, or colleges of education is not showing on CAPS, you have to know how to check things correctly. 

If you’re in doubt of whether your O’level result was uploaded to CAPS, read, “Check If Your O’level Result Has Been Truly Uploaded to CAPS“. Following the same guide, if you click on “Admission Status“, you will see a space to check for the institution and if you’ve been offered an admission space.

On getting to that page, a few students can only see their results and grades. Then, they see the JAMB registration number only without the corresponding NECO, WAEC, or NABTEB exam numbers. The reason and solution to this had been covered in my post, “JAMB Reg. Number Shows in CAPS Instead O’level Registration Number“.

Having checked JAMB CAPS, a few students were worried about not seeing any schools listed there. After all, a school that will eventually offer you admission should show up in the right space. Then, why is yours empty or blank?

Institution Space Will Remain Blank for Awhile

Having a bank space for your proposed institution is nothing to worry about. The space for any candidate will remain blank for now. It remains that way until a school, among the ones you’re proposing, the one you just changed to or anyone for that matter, will be ready.

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This candidate’s institution space is blank like yours

In short, it’s temporary. The admission process for this year is not closing until dates announced by JAMB. Hence, that institution space may remain blank within this period. And it’s nothing to worry about.

If your CAPS is showing institution and course now but still not admitted, read this update.

Instead of being worry, keep checking the space for any changes sooner. I have detailed about 7 CAPS status messages that will be guiding you on what each term on your CAPS means and what to do after each shows up. That guide is comprehensive enough to take you to the last stage of this admission.

Institution Will Appear In Due Time

In a simple explanation, a school will not appear on your CAPS until that school has proposed to offer you admission or later, otherwise. When the time comes, your first choice institution will appear in that space. Then, when you check your CAPS, you may likely see any of the status messages explained here. That shows the admission process has begun for you.

These status messages will keep changing until you’re finally offered admission or otherwise.

For those whose institutions and course had shown but still NOT ADMITTED, read, “JAMB Shows Course and Institution But Still NOT ADMITTED: Here is Why?”


There is no need to panic if the space for your institution is empty or blank. It will appear in due course unless no school will offer you admission eventually. In fact, in most cases, a school will later appear there, whether you will be lucky this year or not.

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In short, be on the lookout for a school to appear. And don’t panic until then.

Best of luck!

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