The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) is an examination board that screens candidates for admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
JAMB conducts entrance examination for prospective undergraduates - popularly called JAMBites - into Nigerian Public and Private Universities accredited by National Universities Commission (NUC). The board also conduct entrance examination for prospective students of Nigerian public and private monotechnics, polytechnics, and colleges of education.
All candidates that apply to JAMB must first obtain the West Africa Examinations Council (WAEC) Result/Certificate or its equivalent such as National Examination Council (NECO) - Nigeria Result/Certificate, National Board for Technical Education (NABTEB) Result/Certificate.
JAMB is part of the Federal Ministry of Education.
Which year was JAMB established?
JAMB was established on February 13, 1978.
The legal instrument establishing the Board was promulgated by the Act (No. 2 of 1978) of the Federal Military Government on 13th February, 1978. By August 1988, the Federal Executive Council amended Decree No. 2 of 1978. The amendments have since been codified into Decree No. 33 of 1989, which took effect from 7th December, 1989.
Who is the current JAMB Registrar?
The current JAMB Registrar is Prof. Is-haq Olarewaju Oloyede.
What is JAMB Official Website?
How is JAMB examination conducted?
Prior to 2014, JAMB Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) Examination was a paper-and-pencil test; since May 17, 2014, however, all administrations of the examinations have been Computer-Based Test (CBT).
How many times yearly is JAMB examination conducted in Nigeria?
Currently, the JAMB Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) are conducted once in a year in Nigeria.
Does JAMB accept awaiting SSCE, NECO or NABTEB results?
Yes, JAMB accept awaiting result status of SSCE, NECO and NABTEB from its applicants, however JAMBites are requested to update their status on the portal as soon as the result is available.
What are the highest and lowest score in JAMB Examinations?
The score/grade range in JAMB is between 0 to 400.
Where is JAMB Examination conducted?
Initially, the examinations took the conventional pen and paper and was conduction in secondary and tertiary institutions across Nigeria.
Adopting CBT standardized test, JAMB examination is held at accredited CBT Centres accross Nigeria.
What is JAMB UTME?
UTME is an acronym for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. It is the examination from JAMB for candidates seeking admission to undergraduate programmes of Tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
How much is JAMB UTME Form?
The cost of JAMB forms is frequently reviewed by the examination board. 2017 JAMB registration forms was sold at Five thousand naira only (N5,000).
The price for 2018 JAMB registration forms is fixed at Five thousand naira only (N5,000) same as 2017.
What is JAMB DE?
JAMB Direct Entry Examination is conducted for students of Monotechnics, polytechnics and colleges of education that want to migrate to the university for undergraduate studies.
The examination and screening is mostly conducted for Diploma Holders and equivalent. Qualified candidates furthers their education is their choice university at 200L or 300L depending on their current academic qualification.
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