The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)
has directed all tertiary institutions to complete the 2021
admission exercise.
It said the call became necessary following a negligible
number of fully – processed 2021 admissions on the
Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) out of the
teeming population of eligible candidates with the
requisite qualification “yearning for admission.”

The Board said admissions for only 100, 000 candidates
have been processed out of the over 600, 000 eligible
According to the weekly bulletin released by Head of
Information and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin on Monday,
JAMB’s Director of Admissions, Mohammed Ahmed,
stated these while briefing some select institutional Desk

The director implored the desk officers to interact with
their respective institutions to ensure that even if they are
not ready for the students to resume, they can conduct
such admissions prior to their respective chosen
resumption dates to enable their candidates to know their

Ahmed said the board was ready to roll out the 2022
unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME)
application documents, hence the need for Desk Officers
to be proactive.
The director of admissions, during the meeting, expressed
the resolve of the board to prevent candidates from
incurring unnecessary expenses through buying new e –
pins that they may not use if they are eventually admitted.

The board is aware of the numerous challenges that have
impacted the academic calendars of tertiary institutions
as well as the smooth processing of admission requests
but urged them to devise acceptable means of closing the
gap and complete the 2021 admission exercise on
schedule,” it said.
It would be recalled that over 1.4 million candidates
registered for both the 2021 UTME and Direct Entry of
which only about 600, 000 possessed the requisite
qualifications to be admitted based on available records
with JAMB.

Meanwhile, the board said it has changed the literature
texts in four language subjects, including Literature – in –
English ahead of this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation
JAMB listed the four language subjects as Arabic, Yoruba,
Igbo, and Hausa.
“New text for Literature-in-English include Lion and the
Jewel by Wole Soyinka; Look Back in Anger by John
Osborne; Second Class Citizen by Buchi Emecheta;
Unexpected Joy at Dawn by Alex Agyei Agyiri; and
Wuthering Heights by Emile Bronte.

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