The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has trained over 300 individuals in the North West on its newly adopted online platforms to boost communication and simplify the admissions process at tertiary institutions.
Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the JAMB Registrar, said this on Monday at the commencement of the training in Zaria.
The training was themed: “Intensive training and automation of curriculum, accreditation and general administration matters among JAMB regulatory agencies and Institutions in the North-West” region.
Oloyede, who participated in the meeting through the Zoom platform, noted that the purpose of the training was to educate institutions and regulatory bodies on how to utilize the Integrated Brochure and Syllabus System (IBASS) and Central Admission Processing System (CAPS) platforms.
Consequently, he urged the institutions to utilize the platforms for communication, noting that the platform has facilitated a smooth synergy between the sector’s main stakeholders.
Oloyede stated that the new platform has shortened, sped up, and simplified the process for all parties involved, breaking the jinx of tiresome bureaucracy connected with the previous system.
Previously, Prof. Kabir Bala, the Vice-Chancellor of Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Zaria, stated that the training will provide participants with the opportunity to interact with other stakeholders in order to address the gray areas influencing JAMB admission processes.
Bala, who was represented by the Deputy Vice-Chancellor for Academics, Prof. Danladi Ameh, stated that the platform would save costs and speed up the delivery of effective services, adding that the platform would enable institutions to avoid lengthy trips to Abuja.
Mr. Aliyu Yakubu of JAMB’s Admissions Department discussed the technical aspects of IBASS and CAPS, stating that they have been improved to serve as communication platforms in addition to their typical functions.
Initially, the board received correspondences from NUC, NCCE, and NBTE manually (hardcopy), which slowed down the admissions process, he said, adding that the platforms connect the regulatory authorities, JAMB, and the country’s tertiary institutions.
Yakubu stated that the purpose of the seminar was to demonstrate and encourage higher institutions in the region to utilize online platforms effectively.
Principally Vice-Chancellors, Rectors, Provosts, Registrars, and admissions officers, the zone’s seven states were represented by the participants.
The states are Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Katsina, Kebbi, Sokoto and Zamfara