All tertiary institutions have been directed by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to complete the 2021 admission process.

The call was prompted by a small number of fully processed 2021 admissions on the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) among the teeming population of eligible candidates “yearning for admission,” according to the statement.

According to the Board, only 100,000 of the over 600,000 eligible candidates have been processed for admission.

JAMB’s Director of Admissions, Mohammed Ahmed, stated these while briefing some select institutional Desk Officers, according to the weekly bulletin released by Head of Information and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin on Monday.

The director urged the desk officers to work with their respective institutions to ensure that, even if they are not ready for the students to return, they can still conduct admissions prior to their chosen resumption dates, allowing their candidates to learn their fate.

Ahmed stated that the board was prepared to release the application documents for the 2022 unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME), emphasizing the need for Desk Officers to be proactive.
academic calendars of tertiary institutions, as well as the smooth processing of admission requests, but urged them to come up with acceptable ways to close the gap and complete the 2021 admission process on time,” the statement said.

It should be remembered that over 1.4 million candidates registered for both the UTME and Direct Entry in 2021, with only about 600,000 having the necessary qualifications to be admitted based on JAMB’s records.

Meanwhile, ahead of this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, the board announced that the literature texts in four language subjects, including Literature – in – English, have been changed.

Arabic, Yoruba, Igbo, and Hausa are the four language subjects listed by JAMB.

“New texts for Literature-in-English include Wole Soyinka’s Lion and the Jewel, John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger, Buchi Emecheta’s Second Class Citizen, Alex Agyei Agyiri’s Unexpected Joy at Dawn, and Emile Bronte’s Wuthering Heights.

“These changes will be implemented beginning with the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME),” according to JAMB.

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