Dr Fabian Benjamin, the head of media and information of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has announced that the Direct Entry e-Registration portal will be closed on September 15.
This was announced on Friday, September 8, in an interview with newsmen in Abuja. He was also quoted as saying that there might be no postponement of the deadline.
According to NAN, Dr Benjamin also advised JAMB candidates to re-upload their ‘O’ level results in the new portal as the previous portal did not allow for the capturing of candidates level of grades.
He added that candidates should use the approved Computer Based Test (CBT) Centres for the exercise.
Interestingly, the new portal has provided a platform for the detailed category of the West African Examination Result (WAEC) of candidates for proper placement.
He said: “The first platform that was used for the exercise does not create room for the capturing of the levels of grade such as C4, C5, C6, B1, B2, B3 and A1.
“You know in some schools, all these ‘O’ level grades are being considered.
For example, if you have B1 and another one has B3 and there is no room for separation in the platform schools may not be able to ascertain the level of grades some schools will consider the O’ level grades.
“And the first platform just stated A, B, C, so with this new platform, there will be room for the download of the level of grades. Somebody who has B1 will stand a better chance than the person with B3.
“So, we use this new platform to capture all those detailed categories of WAEC result so that no grade of result will be left uploaded.’’
Meanwhile, when speaking on the JAMB process, Dr Fabian Benjamin, explained that students could only secure admission after they might have passed through the rudiments of admission processes.
He had said: “We have come up with the Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) this year. This entails that once candidates are admitted and the institution approves, then JAMB will approve.
The information about the candidates will be keyed into CAPS automatically.
“Candidates can monitor their admission process through CAPS online and those who want to get admission letter can do so by printing such online.’’