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 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination 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
Founded1978 (1978)
TypeExamination board
PurposeAdmission into tertiary institution.
Official language

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


JAMB CBT CentresEdit

Jamb CBT (Computer Based Test) Centres are the various locations and centers in Nigeria approved by JAMB for the registration of the UTME examination. There are various JAMB CBT centers/locations in the 36 states in Nigeria including the Federal Capital Territory (Nigeria), FCT.[4]

JAMB ExaminationEdit

Every year, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board conducts an examination that determines if a student will be admitted to higher education. A record of over 2.1 million candidates registered for the 2020 examination.

The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination is only valid for a year and with grade range between 0-400.[5] After the conduct of the year's examination, the board sit and deliberate on the cut-off mark for Universities, Polytechnics and Colleges of Education .

JAMB ResultsEdit

After conducting and sitting for the examination, the board will release the score/results of candidates. And if you scored 100 mark, you will be eligible to apply for polytechnic/college of education, if you score above 150, you will be eligible to apply for a university admission but some universities will not accept anything less than 200, schools like university of ibadan, university of Lagos and many others. However, JAMB has raised cut-off mark to 160 for 2021/2022 university admission . Check your Jamb Result



  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 2021: Jamb Time Table Summary In Nigeria". BookiNaija.
  4. ^ "JAMB CBT centers/locations". Alluniversity Editor Team.
  5. ^ Allschoolsinfo. "JAMB 2021 Registration Form Price, Starting Date, Closing Date & Exam Date". Retrieved 2021-04-01.

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