What To Do When School Gave Admission But JAMB Did Not

I had heard some candidates ask about what to do when their school gave them admission, but JAMB did not. And this issue has made some of them think about whether school admission is different from JAMB admission. There is no difference between the admission given by your institution, and the one JAMB will give you. However, there is a process your institution must follow before JAMB can validate your admission.

JAMB has been saddled with the responsibility to place suitably qualified candidates in the tertiary institutions after having taken into account:

  • The vacancies available in each tertiary institution;
  • The guidelines approved for each tertiary institution by its proprietors or other competent authorities
  • The preference expressed or otherwise indicated by the candidates for certain tertiary institutions and courses

There may be a problem from you, the school, or JAMB that can lead to your school giving you admission, and JAMB did not or JAMB offering admission into another institution.

Before I provide you with the solution, I will explain how your school works with JAMB to validate your admission.

The first thing is that your institution will forward the recommended list to the JAMB desk officer. The Desk officer processes the recommended list and generates a list of provisional admissions. The desk officer will ensure all the admitted candidates submitted by the school meet all the O’level requirements advertised on the JAMB brochure. Lastly, JAMB contacts candidates to accept or decline admission.

Actions To Take

  • Upload your O’level result

O’level results uploading is now a requirement; candidates must upload their results before they can be considered. O’level results will be verified before matriculation. So when you see that you haven’t been admitted despite your successful admission status on your school portal, go and upload your O’level result again.

  • Be Patient

JAMB uploads the admission list sent from your school in batches on their portal. Perhaps it is yet your batch turn, and that triggers admission in progress or not yet admitted; wait for one to two weeks before you take further action.

  • Contact Your School Admission Office

When you are in a situation like this, it is good to contact your school admission officer for a way out. If the problem is from the school or JAMB, they find a solution to it.

  • Contact JAMB

There is a general support ticket, candidate support ticket, and online support system on the JAMB support ticket portal, so you can pick any of the three means as related to you. According to the Board, Support tickets are attended to immediately between 24 – 48 hours, except on weekends. After you have submitted the ticket, the JAMB official will attend to you, and the issue might be resolved.

Bolarinwa Olajire

A tutor with a demonstrated history of working in the education industry. Skilled in analytical skills. Strong education professional with a M. SC focused in condensed matter. You can follow me on Twitter by clicking on the icon below to ask questions.

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