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JAMB reveals when 2020 UTME ‘ll now end

March 20, 2020 Editor 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has stated that the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) will end early next week, not April 4 as earlier scheduled. JAMB said the move was to address the public panic over the coronavirus scare whereby schools and other public places were shutting down across the country. The JAMB Head of Media, Dr Fabian Read More

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Breaking – UTME: Untertainty as JAMB officials summon CBT operators

January 29, 2020 Editor 0

Officials of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Examination Board (JAMB) are currently holding an interactive session with CBT centre operators and other stakeholders at their headquarters at Bwari, Federal Capital Territory. The details of the meeting haven’t been made public but it is believed that it is not unconnected cyber and other related issues. Details loading…

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NIMC extends enrolment for UTME candidates

January 11, 2020 Editor 0

The National Identity Management Commission has announced on its twitter handle that enrolment centres in Abuja, Lagos and Kano would open on Saturday to register the UTME/DE candidates. The tweet explained that only candidates for the examination would be registered in the three cities on Saturday. The public notice read, “All NIMC enrolment centres in Abuja, Kano and Lagos will Read More

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Happening Now: JAMB candidates in search of Nat’l Identity number stranded at NIMC office

January 9, 2020 Editor 0

In line with the directive by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), intending candidates have already started trooping to the office of National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) within Federal Road Safety Corps (FRSC) zone 7 arena to register and get their numbers. Blueprint correspondent who is monitoring situation there reports that those ready to enrol and get identity number Read More

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Yobe Lawmaker promises quality, inclusive representation

January 6, 2020 Editor 0

The Deputy Speaker of Yobe State House of Assembly and Memberrepresenting Mamudo constituency, Auwal Isa Danchuwa, has reiteratedhis determination to carry everybody along for the betterment of hisconstituency. Danchuwa made the pledge while presenting empowerment to members ofhis constituency in Danchuwa, Potiskum local government council of thestate. The lawmaker who is in his 12th year in the state assembly described Read More

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Benue varsity gives admission to girl with 302 UTME scores

December 27, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Benue State University (BSU) has given admission to a female student who had scored 302 points but denied admission by her first choice university. Visitor to the university, Samuel Ortom, has directed the institution to offer admission to Miss Goodness Thomas, an indigene of Niger state, who emerged as best graduating student of St. Clement’s Secondary School, Paiko Minna Read More

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JAMB to construct office in Jigawa

October 2, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is to construct a new office complex and a mega computer based test centre in Jigawa state. State coordinator of JAMB in Jigawa,  Malam  Bello  Aminu, stated this when he visited the Secretary to  the  State Government, Alhaji Adamu Abdulkadir Fanini, in his office Tuesday. He said when the mega computer based test Read More

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JAMB nabs candidate who jacked up own scores to study medicine

August 17, 2019 Editor 0

A 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidate incurred the wrath of the management of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for editing his result in the examination, and will now be handed over to the police.  Kingsley Unekwe reportedly increased his score from 201 to 269 after contacting some fraudsters, in a bid to deceive his parents who wanted him to Read More

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Buhari’s shocker that reshaped JAMB

August 15, 2019 Editorial III 0

Three years ago, Prof. Is-haq O. Oloyede was appointed the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). This announcement was made on August 1, 2016 and was greeted with high expectations given the strategic position the board occupies in the education sector. True to the vision and expectations of those who nominated him, Prof. Oloyede from the outset, Read More

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We don’t usurp tertiary institution-senate/academic boards’ roles – JAMB

August 7, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Registrar/Chief Executive of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede, has cleared misconceptions about the operations of the Board, saying the function of JAMB starts with examination, admissions and ends with the matriculation of the students. Oloyede spoke Tuesday in a keynote address at the ongoing 37th annual conference of the Association for Educational Assessment in Read More

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Breaking: JAMB withholds candidates’ UTME results

June 26, 2019 Editor 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Wednesday announced that it has withdrawn the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results of four candidates. The candidates include: Adah Eche with Registration Number 97512230IB, Taiwo Abisola Omowumi with Registration Number 97049254GG, Vincent Onyinyechi Prisca with Registration Number 96531098BC and Sofodun Afolasade Zainab with Registration Number 96634599GA. JAMB’s Head of Information, Dr. Read More

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JAMB releases 4,536 UTME withheld results

May 31, 2019 Editor 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Friday released some of the withheld results of the recently held Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). In a press statement on Friday, JAMB’s Head of Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, disclosed that the release of 4,536 out of a total 4,760 withheld results was due to the decision of a committee set up to Read More

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UTME: ICPC partners JAMB, launches probe into malpractices

May 28, 2019 Editor 0

Independent Corrupt Practices and other related offences Commission (ICPC) has begun investigation into alleged malpractices during the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted across the country. A member of Board of the commission, Mrs Olubukola Balogun, made this known in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Tuesday. She said that the commission was investigating the alleged malpractice by candidates, Read More

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JAMB: Getting it right at a great cost

May 22, 2019 Editor 0

On April 11, 2019, I had the privilege of being in the company of a former Minister of Education, Professor Chinwe Obaji to monitor the JAMB/UTME examinations that began that day. Our voyage took us through to Government Secondary School and Babtist Academy ICT Centre in Karu;  FGC Keffi; Nasarawa State University; Government College Keffi and ICPC centre in  Keffi, (this centre Read More

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Ethics Marshal gives verdict on 2019 UTME conduct, outcome

May 17, 2019 Editorial III 0

The Exam Ethics Marshal International has commended the registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede and his team for successful conduct of the 2019 JAMB examination. NAN reports that Mr Ike Onyechere, founding chairman, Exam Ethics Marshals International, gave the commendation in a statement Tuesday in Abuja. He said that the registrar had done well for putting Read More

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Finally, JAMB releases results of 1.7 million candidates, withholds 34,120

May 11, 2019 Editor 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Saturday released the results of 1,792,719 candidates who sat for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). However, the examination body withheld the results of 34,120 for various offences bordering on examination malpractice. Prof Is-haq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar, made the disclosure to newsmen on Saturday in Abuja. Oloyede advised candidates to use the Read More

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UTME infractions: JAMB flushes out 76 exam centres as candidates await results

May 4, 2019 Editor 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has delisted 76 computer-based test (CBT) centres over various infractions during the unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME) which held between April 11 and April 18. JAMB registrar, Is-haq Oloyede, made this known while speaking at the 23rd annual seminar of the Nigerian Academy of Education in Abuja. He did not give details of Read More

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Alleged crashed server: JAMB rubbishes ‘fake news’, says ‘no cause for alarm’

May 2, 2019 Editor 0

Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has assured students who sat for its 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) that they would not be repeating the exercise, as the story of its server crashing was a mere speculation and not true. Dr. Fabian Benjamin, spokesman of the body, while reacting to speculations in some quarters that the examination would be repeated, Read More

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2019 UTME: JAMB tells candidates when to expect result

April 27, 2019 Editor 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has assured candidates of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) that results would be ready from April 29. The Board’s Head of Media and Publicity, Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Bwari. Mr Benjamin said that screening of the results would soon Read More

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Jamb reveals what is delaying UTME results, exam ‘fraudsters’ now over 100

April 18, 2019 Editor 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said results for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) are being delayed to “fish out” exam fraudsters and impersonators. JAMB’s head of information, Fabian Benjamin, who stated this while addressing journalists in Abuja, said it was discovered that some candidates were engaged in various “illicit” registration acts during the 2019 UTME. Read More

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2019 UTME: JAMB has apprehended over ’50 hired exam writers’ – official

April 15, 2019 Editor 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Monday said it has uncovered and arrested over 50 ‘Professional Examination Writers’ who specialized in writing examination for candidates for a fee. The board’s weekly official bulletin, tagged: ‘JAMBULLETIN’, signed by JAMB’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin disclosed this in Lagos State. The News Agency of Nigeria reports that over 1.8 million candidates Read More

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Exam malpractice: Professor storms JAMB centre, arrested after helping own daugther at UTME

April 12, 2019 Editor 0

One man who claimed to be a professor, Mr Jide Jisus, has been arrested as the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for 2019 commenced across the country. The spokesman for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Fabian Benjamin, confirmed this in a statement forwarded to Channels Television on Friday. Jisus was apprehended over an allegation of examination malpractice by Read More

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Hitches as JAMB holds in Ibadan

April 11, 2019 Editorial II 0

This year’s Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) kicked off in most CBT centres in Ibadan amidst few hitches resulting in little delay in some centres. Blueprint Correspondent’s visit to CBT centres at University of Ibadan, Ajibode, The Polytechnic Ibadan, Educational Advancement Centre, old Bodija, ETC Wofun, Sunshine, Oke Bola , Esther Osinkoya, Eleyele Sango road revealed that the examination Read More

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Bauchi: JAMB holds exam in Batches

April 11, 2019 Editorial II 0

Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Thursday  commenced its examination for 2019 in Bauchi state to students willing to secure admissions into universities, polytechnics and colleges of education. A lecture at Abubakar Tatari Ali Polytechnic (ATAP) Malam Mubarak Aminu which is one of the examination centres in the state explained that the examination is being conducted in batches.  According Read More