JAMB Investigates Claims That 2,000 Applicants Were Denied UNILAG Admission Over Awaiting Result
- JAMB has commenced an investigation into a claim that UNILAG allegedly denied over 2,000 applicants admission
- An online medium had reported that UNILAG denied over 2,000 applicants admission over failure to upload O’Level results on CAPS
- The JAMB spokesperson, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said the board will ensure that no candidate who is qualified to be admitted is denied such admission,
Head of Public Affairs and Protocol of JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said it is candidates and not JAMB that uploads their O’Level results on the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) platform, Nigerian Tribune reported.
Benjamin said JAMB has also begun an investigation into claims that UNILAG denied over 2,000 applicants admission over the failure to upload their O’Level results on CAPS.
He made this known in a statement in Abuja on Friday, October 20.
“As a regulator, one of the central responsibilities of the Board to candidates and other stakeholders is to ensure that no candidate who is qualified to be admitted is denied such admission, hence the several provisions by the Board for candidates to always raise queries when they feel shortchanged.”
“To facilitate this, the CAPS tracking facility indicates the date, time, and even seconds that such results were uploaded and, as such, provides incontrovertible evidence in the event of disputes.
According to TheCable, Benjamin added that:
“Before this publication, some candidates, through the ‘Ticketing Platform’ of the Board, queried their failure to get admitted, positing that by virtue of their ranking on the platform, they ought to be admitted,”
“Their claim is being investigated to ascertain their veracity, with such universities being engaged to arrive at a just and equitable outcome. At the end of the investigations, it is our belief that justice would be seen to have been done.”
UNILAG explains why applicant with 326 JAMB/UTME score was not given admission
Meanwhile, Legit.ng reported that JAMB debunked the claims made by a female candidate who accused the institution of deliberately denying her admission despite scoring 326 out of 400 in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by JAMB
In a viral social media message, the candidate called for help, but the university has stated that her claim is untrue.
UNILAG said the applicant failed to upload her secondary school certificate result on the JAMB Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) before the stipulated deadline.
“I don’t want to miss admission”: Anxious student says
Some students and parents alike are becoming anxious following the non-release of the June/July 2023 Senior Secondary School Certificate Examination (SSCE) conducted by the National Examinations Council (NECO).
The tension is because many SS3 students wrote the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) with awaiting results.
The release of NECO results has become very important for these sets of persons to process their admission into higher education.