In this post, I will show you EXACTLY How JAMB And School Give Admission In 2021/2022, How JAMB And Schools Decide The Admission of Candidates, and also all you need to know about JAMB admission process, requirements for UTME and Direct Entry Candidates for the 2021/2022 academic session for all schools.

Earlier, we published an article on how to gain admission in Nigeria and admission requirements TO ENTER A UNIVERSITY IN NIGERIA.

Let me assumed you now know what it takes to be admitted this year, the next thing is to know how admission is given this year i.e the methods, process of selections, and choosing qualified candidates.

First, you need to know how school and JAMB work to give you admission.

How JAMB And School Give Admission

How JAMB And School Give Admission In 2021

  1. Your school prepares the list of qualified candidates they want to offer admission for the year.

  2. After which it will be sent to JAMB for verification and possible approval.

  3. JAMB then verifies the list to see if those candidates merit the admission.

  4. Upon verification and approval, JAMB then upload the names to CAPS for applicants to accept or reject the admission offered to them.

  5. Finally, your school will be able to upload the same names to the school website once it’s approved by JAMB.

It must be further noted that the 2021 Admission process will still put into considerations factors like catchment area and ELDS (Educationally Less Developed States) in determining the number of candidates admitted.

2021 Admission by merit is 45%, catchment area 35%, and ELDS 20%.

See also catchment areas for all Universities and ELDS in Nigeria.

Can School Give Me Admission Without JAMB Giving?

Of course, YES!

If your name were among the names of qualifies candidates sent to JAMB for possible approval and unfortunately for all you didn’t upload your O’level results or let’s say there is a deficiency in O’level, JAMB will have to keep the name pending when you finally make the necessary corrections.

In this regard, once the name is approved by JAMB, your school will then upload it on the school portal through which you can be given admission by the school, and JAMB will still be showing Not admitted.

See why you are Admitted On JAMB CAPS BUT NOT On School Portal and Why you are given admission on school website and not on JAMB.

Does JAMB Give Admission Before School


You must, first of all, accept your 2021 admission on JAMB CAPS before it can reflect on the school Portal except In a case that it has to do with what we explained earlier in number one.

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board – JAMB as a body have the power to offer students admission.

This means that JAMB cannot offer any candidates admission without the school approving it.

Also, no school can offer any candidate admission unless JAMB confirms and approves that the candidate has met the requirements.

This implies that with the introduction of the JAMB CAPs – Central Admission Processing System, JAMB draws up a list of candidates that meets the criteria for admission in each school and sends the list to the different schools.

The schools look at the lists and make adjustments where needed and send the lists back to JAMB.

JAMB then approves the list and gives admission to the candidates and the school on the other hand uploads that same list on its website if it chooses to.

All the best as you know How JAMB And School Give Admission.


  1. Admitted On JAMB CAPS BUT NOT On School Portal
  2. Check If My O’level Result Was Uploaded On JAMB Portal
  3. Sorry You Have Not Been Given Admission Yet (All You Need To Know)
  4. How To Check School Admission Status
  5. Reasons MAY Not Offered Admission In 2021
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