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Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) is a Nigerian entrance examination board for tertiary-level institutions.[1] The board conducts entrance examinations for prospective undergraduates into Nigerian universities. The board is also charged with the responsibility to administer similar examinations for applicants to Nigerian public and private monotechnics, polytechnics, and colleges of educations. All of these candidates must have obtained the West Africa School Certificate, now West African Examinations Council, WAEC, or its equivalent, National Examination Council (Nigeria), NECO.[2]

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board
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Official logo
AcronymJAMB
TypeComputer-Based Test
Knowledge / skills testedAcademic performance in selected subjects.
PurposeAdmission into tertiary institution.
Year started1978 (1978)
Duration2 hours.
Score / grade range0 to 400
Score / grade validity1 year
OfferedOnce in a year
Countries / regionsNigeria
LanguagesEnglish
Annual number of test takersMore than one million
Prerequisites / eligibility criteriaSSCE results or awaiting SSCE results.
Scores / grades used byOver 500 universities, agencies and other institutions in Nigeria.
Websitewww.jamb.org.ng

The pioneer Registrar was Mr. Michael Saidu Angulu who served from inception in 1978 to 1986.

Contents

JAMB ExaminationEdit

Every year, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, (JAMB) conduct an examination that will determine if a student will be admitted or not. [3]

JAMB ResultsEdit

After conducting and sitting for the examination, the board will release the score/results of candidates. And if you scored below 160 mark, you will be eligible to apply for polytechnic, if you score above 180, you will be eligible to apply for a university admission.

LeadershipEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Ojerinde re-appointed JAMB registrar". Vanguard News. 9 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Varsities set irrelevant post-UTME questions and blame candidates for failing – Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, JAMB boss". The Punch.
  3. ^ "JAMB Registration Form". NigeriaSchool Team.

External linksEdit