Is It JAMB Or School That Gives Admission in 2021? [Explained]


So many candidates fail to distinguish whether it is JAMB or the school that gives admission.

I know many 2021 candidates will have this confusing question, I just want to explain it in the shortest and best way possible.

Read to the end to learn why JAMB is very important in this admission stuff.


Let’s get started…

Is It JAMB Or School That Gives Admission

It is your school that gives you admission but JAMB has to process and validate that admission in order to make it legitimate.

Can JAMB give two admissions?

It is possible to see two admission offers from different institutions (one will be on the status page while the other will be on the marketplace).

You can only accept one of the admission offers (make your choice wisely, don’t make decisions you will later regret).

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School has given me admission but JAMB has not

If you mean that the school has given you admission but there is still no admission on JAMB CAPS, it doesn’t happen instantly.

After your school has offered you admission and you have accepted it, it will take a few weeks or months for JAMB to verify & process the admission before it shows on your admission status page.

If another course was given to you apart from the one you applied for in JAMB, you will need to do a JAMB change before seeing it, accepting it, or even printing your admission letter.

Has JAMB started giving admission?

For 2021, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has not started giving admission to her candidates.


With the rate of failure this year, many people are going to end up purchasing the JAMB form for 2022 (doesn’t mean people won’t be admitted).

The exam ended at the beginning of July and most schools have started selling their post UTME forms.

With these in mind, they are likely to start giving admission by December or next year (I can’t say for now as these people are highly unpredictable).

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How do I know if JAMB has given me admission?

The easiest way to do this is using JAMB CAPS, log in using your details, and check your admission status.

Make sure the correct year has been selected on your portal, there are other advantages of this system.

For example; you can check if your waec result has been uploaded to the JAMB admission portal, check for admission offers, or if you have been offered a different course.

What happens if JAMB doesn’t give you admission?

If JAMB does not give you admission, it may mean:

  1. Your school has not offered you any admission.
  2. They are still processing your admission.
  3. Your admission was done illegaly.
  4. You have been offered another course and you need to do a change of course.
  5. You have rejected your admisssion offer and there’s none left for you.

If you fall in any of these cases just know that JAMB must give you admission via CAPS or else that admission is not valid or is illegal.

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I hope your questions have been answered in the shortest way, please share this article with your friends and colleagues. If you have any questions, drop them below.


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