JAMB asks education bodies to join CAPS, IBASS platforms before January 1
Registrar, Joint Admissions And Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, has mandated all tertiary institutions to join the Central Processing System (CAPS) and Integrated Brochure and Syllabus System(IBASS) service platforms before January 1, 2023, saying the board would not entertain complaints via email or any other means from any institution afterwards.
Oloyede, who made the declaration during a training on the use of the IBASS, CAPS for South-South stakeholders in Port Harcourt, yesterday, noted that the service platforms were designed to assist the Board to provide quality and efficient service speedily.
He also stated that the platforms provide necessary guidance to candidates in the choice of subjects and courses, processing of admission and serves as a means of communication between the board and other regulatory bodies, such as National Universities Commission (NUC), National Commission for College of Education (NCCE), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE),and all tertiary institutions in the country.
He noted that the Board focuses on addressing the challenges of documentation, adding that the platforms will help to build capacity to archive all information processes.
“The purpose of our being here is to interact with vice-chancellors, provosts, rectors, registrars, admission officers and admission officers.
“We are coming up with a digitised platform, whereby we will save time, create an archive, and make everything that we do to be properly documented.
“We created this primarily to improve efficiency, have a record and save time. Now, we are making it mandatory from January 1, 2023, that communication on admission and curriculum to the institution will be done on this platform. So we will no longer tolerate papers.”
With the development, he said student would no longer write the Board but would use the platform to communicate. Oloyede also noted that the training, which was simultaneously taking place in the six geopolitical zones, has about 1674 participants, stressing that with the training, there would not be any excuse why higher institutions will not be registered on the platforms.