Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, (JAMB), said it newly introduced Central Admissions Processing Systems (CAPS), will expand admission opportunities for prospective tertiary institution students in the country. Registrar of the Board, Ishaq Oloyede, said CAPs had been designed to ensure that candidates were fairly treated as well as protect academic calendar in the system. Oloyede identifi ed low carrying capacity in tertiary institutions as one of the reasons the conduct of the Unifi ed Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) was necessary.
He reiterated that JAMB was not a certifi cated examination body like WAEC, NECO and NABTEB, but one that rank candidates for admissions into tertiary institutions. Oloyede condemned “under the table admission” decrying situations where institutions admit above their stipulated capacity. He said that it was not the board that qualifi es a candidate but examination bodies adding that JAMB is not a certifi cate awarding institution. (Premium Times)