The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is responsible for conducting examinations for prospective undergraduates seeking admission into Nigerian universities. After the release of admission lists by universities, successful candidates are required to pay an admission acceptance fee. However, sometimes there can be discrepancies between the admission list released by JAMB and that released by the university. In this article, we will examine what happens when JAMB gives a candidate admission, but the university does not.
Background Information on JAMB Admission
After the release of admission lists by universities, JAMB releases a separate admission list on its website. This list is known as the JAMB admission list and contains the names of candidates who have been offered admission into Nigerian universities. Candidates who have been offered admission by JAMB are required to pay an admission acceptance fee to accept the admission offered to them.
However, there have been cases where JAMB offers admission to a candidate, but the university does not. This can be a confusing situation for candidates, and they may not know what to do next.
What Happens When JAMB Gives You Admission and School Doesn’t?
When JAMB offers admission to a candidate, but the university does not, it can be a frustrating situation for the candidate. The first step for the candidate is to confirm the admission status from the university’s admission office. This is because sometimes the university may not have released the admission list or the candidate may not have been selected for admission by the university.
If the candidate confirms from the university’s admission office that they were not offered admission, they can contact JAMB to resolve the issue. JAMB will investigate the issue and provide a solution. The solution provided by JAMB will depend on the circumstances surrounding the issue.
There are various reasons why JAMB may offer admission to a candidate, but the university does not. Some of these reasons include:
Wrong Course of Study: Sometimes, JAMB may offer a candidate admission to a course of study different from the one they applied for. If the university does not offer the candidate admission to the course they applied for, it may be because the course is not available or because the candidate did not meet the admission requirements for that course.
Admission Quota: Each university has an admission quota, which is the maximum number of students the university can admit for a particular academic session. If the admission quota has been filled, the university may not be able to admit more students, even if JAMB has offered them admission.
Admission Requirements: Each university has its own admission requirements, and candidates must meet these requirements to be offered admission. If a candidate does not meet the admission requirements of the university, the university may not offer them admission, even if JAMB has offered them admission.
Deadline for Acceptance: The deadline for acceptance of admission offered by JAMB is usually different from the deadline set by universities. If a candidate does not meet the university’s deadline for acceptance of admission, the university may not offer them admission.
In conclusion, when JAMB offers a candidate admission, but the university does not, the candidate should confirm their admission status from the university’s admission office. If the candidate is not offered admission by the university, they can contact JAMB to resolve the issue. The solution provided by JAMB will depend on the circumstances surrounding the issue. It is important for candidates to ensure that they meet the admission requirements of the university and that they accept their admission within the deadline set by the university.