UNN 2012/2013 ADMISSIONS: ORIGINAL JAMB ADMISSION LETTER PRINTING
The Original JAMB Admission Letter is simply a document issued to successful candidates who were offered admission into any Nigerian tertiary institution through UTME or DE. It contains very vital information about your school, faculty, department, the degree or certificate you are pursuing and the normal duration of your course.
This document is, obviously, an exceptionally important document which every admitted student should have in his or her file. That is why, sometimes, JAMB would print and forward them to the various institutions for students admitted (mostly) through primary admission to obtain them at no extra cost. Other students whose own were omitted are expected to buy the JAMB Admission Letter Printing Scratch Card for about #1,300 from JAMB office. With that, they too can print theirs at JAMB's Post Registration Portal.
Having said that, I need to quickly point out that Original JAMB Admission Letter is not one of the documents required for clearance in UNN as many people are saying. The assertion that "without Original JAMB Admission Letter, one cannot successfully complete his/her admission registration and clearance process" is false. The fallacy of that assertion becomes very glaring when you think of the fact that it is UNN that prepares the Admission Lists and then forwards copies to JAMB (which they use to prepare the Admission Letter). It is also wrong to say that without the document, one cannot authentically prove that he/she was offered admission into any higher institution in Nigeria. I mean, there are many ways to prove that: the Admission Slip printed on your acceptance of your offer of admission and even the Admission List itself are enough documentary evidences.
Do your best to get your Original JAMB Admission Letter but don't be propelled by fear or false information to do so. Don't spend more than necessary to get it. It shouldn't cost you more than #1,500 on a normal day. There is hardly anything you want to do that your Admission Slip cannot do for you. Someone talked about scholarship and NYSC and I'm wondering how many people were required to show their Original JAMB Admission Letter before they were approved and deployed for Youth Service.
I wish to encourage all admitted UNN students (especially members of MYUNNDREAMS) to share this with their friends. That may go a long way in resolving the current debate on this subject...