2023: JAMB begins sale of UTME, direct entry forms

January 14, 2023 Solomon Arowolo 0

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has begun sales of form for 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and direct entry forms for prospective admission seekers. According to the examination body, candidates can now obtain their registration forms as from Saturday January 14 till Tuesday February 14, 2023. The application is also applicable to foreign students at the accredited JAMB Read More

Breaking: JAMB schedules dates for 2023 UTME registration, examination

December 20, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu, Abuja 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Tuesday, December 20, 2022, rolled out some major schedules for its activities in 2023. Consequently, the board has approved the commencement of registration for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)  from January 14 to February 14, 2023. This information was contained in a statement made available to Blueprint same day by JAMB’s Head of Read More

Kubwa building collapse: FCT minister commiserates with families

August 26, 2022 Benjamin Samson 0

The Minister of State for the Federal capital territory (FCT), Dr. Ramatu Tijjani Aliyu, has commiserated with the families affected by the Kubwa building collapse. Aliyu, while wishing the injured speedy recovery, prayed to the Almighty God for the repose of those who died in the incident. The minister made the remarks when she visited the site of the crumble Read More

Calling on JAMB to remedy the injustice

August 1, 2022 Blueprint 0

At the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, national policy meeting held in Abuja on July 21, 22, it was agreed by the stakeholders that 140/400 should be a minimum mark for a candidate seeking entry into a university; 120/400 for polytechnics and 100/400 for college of education respectively, which is the globallly accepted standard. Setting those marks showcases the Read More

[Breaking] 2022/23 academic session: JAMB approves cut-off marks for universities, polytechnics

July 21, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has approved cut-off marks for universities and polytechnics in the country for 2022/2023 academic session. The decision was taken after a heated session on Thursday, comprising officials from JAMB, the Ministry of Education, the National Universities Commission, and the National Board for Technical Education among others. For the polytechnics, 120 cut-off mark was Read More

ASUU strike unnecessary – JAMB boss

June 17, 2022 Blueprint 0

The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, has said the ongoing national strike by Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) was unnecessary. Oloyede said this on Friday in Ilorin during the flag-off and presentation of equipment, facilitated by JAMB, at the University of Ilorin Teaching Hospital (UITH). He urged the leadership of the ASUU to call Read More

JAMB to phase out zero thin clients’ computers from UTME

May 23, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), said for effective delivery of its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) at the various CBT centres nationwide, it has concluded plans to phase out the use of zero thin client computers from the conduct of its UTME. This was contained in a statement by JAMB”s Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Read More

Revisiting UTME result validity period

May 18, 2022 Blueprint 0

UJI ABDULLAHI ILIYASU examines the trend in the JAMB -UTME result and reports that the result should be allowed to remain valid for three years as proposed by the lower House. BackgroundMany Nigerians have been arguing for the space of time the validity of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result should take. Some stakeholders argue that it should remain valid Read More

Breaking: JAMB releases 2022 UTME results *See how to check your own

May 14, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Saturday released results of the just concluded 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) as well as the procedure of checking the results. The examination body made this known in a statement signed by its Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, Fabian Benjamin. According to the statement: “To check the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Read More

Ex-ACF chair urges FG, NASS to scrap JAMB

April 29, 2022 Mohammed Yangida 0

An elder statesman and a chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC) in Nasarawa state, Alhaji Musa Liman Kwande (Baraden Lafia), has called on the federal government to scrap the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in order to “free up admission processes into the nation’s tertiary institutions.” He made the call via a media chat Friday in Lafia, the Read More

The truth on JAMB examinations

March 30, 2022 Blueprint 0

I have for long been writing on the secrets to passing the multi-herculean examination by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board,JAMB, but I haven’t brought the final truth to the limelight. Well, for the candidates that want to excel and to quickly run away from the crowds of those “dreaming” candidates that do not read for it, this is the Read More

2022 UTME: JAMB registers 1.8m candidates, rakes in N8.6bn

March 29, 2022 Abdullahi Iliyasu Uji 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said a total of 1,837,011 candidates were successfully captured at the close of the registration for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE) programme, in the exercise that took place nationwide between February 19 and March 26. This is contained in the latest weekly bulletin by JAMB which was Read More

UTME: 1.5m candidates registered for JAMB – JAMB Registrar

March 21, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Registrar Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Is-haq Oloyede, while monitoring the 2022 UTME/DE registration in Kano weekend said over 1.5 million candidates had so far registered for the exercise. Prof. Oloyede visited a number of JAMB approved CBT centres in Kabuga satellite town Kano, and the JAMB PTC zonal office. He lamented the low turnout of candidates Read More

2022: See full breakdown of JAMB registration, examination days, how to make payment, other requirements

February 1, 2022 Editor 0

Following announcement by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on new 2022 UTME registration and examination, below is the timeline details. JAMB 2022 Timelines UTME (Registration) begins:12th February. UTME (Registration) closes: 19th March UTME MOCK: 2nd of April UTME (Examination) begins : 20th April UTME (Examination) ends : 30th April Cost of Registration: ₦4,700 (e.Pin: 3,500. Use of English Read More

Breaking: JAMB reveals date for 2022 UTME, DE registration

January 24, 2022 Solomon Arowolo 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Monday, announced February 12, 2022 as the date for the commencement of registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and the Direct Entry (DE) examination. This was made known via the board’s weekly bulletin released by its Director of Public Relations, Dr Fabian Benjamin. In the timeline of events attached to the Read More

Emulate JAMB in fight against malpractices, Echono tells exam bodies

January 18, 2022 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

Examination bodies in the country have been charged to emulate the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in the fight against exam malpractices. The charge was made by the immediate past Permanent Secretary in the Federal Ministry of Education, Sonny Echono in JAMBULETTIN published Monday, while addressing some critical stakeholders in the education sector as well as heads of institutions Read More

JAMB to Nigerians: Don’t enter our facilities without COVID-19 vaccination evidence

December 27, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has saidshowing of full evidence of vaccination against COVID-19 is compulsory for all persons who want to enter its facilities or do business with it nationwide. This was contained in the board’s weekly magazine,JAMBulletin published, Monday. “In line with the extant protocols rolled out by the Nigeria Centrefor Disease Control (NCDC), the Joint Read More

JAMB partners EFCC to check cybercrimes

November 15, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

part of efforts to curb cybercrimes and examination malpractices, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has patnered with Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC) to tackle the menace. This was contained in JAMBulletin published Monday. “The synergy became necessary in view of the avowed commitment of JAMB to curb all acts that could undermine public examinations in the country Read More

Why law and medicine get highest subscribers in Nigerian universities

November 9, 2021 Blueprint 0

Over the years, the statistics of the candidates who preferably choose some courses labelled as professional ones, outnumbered those that are not, in Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB). In 2020, the statistics of clinical sciences related courses were 452,196 where the available quota is 30,111 equivalents to 6.7%.  Law related programmes had 103,478 with the available quota of 8,656 Read More

‘JAMB remittances in line with global best practices’

November 8, 2021 Blueprint 0

In line with the extant government’s directive which was reiterated recently by the Director of Budget Office, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) will continue its practice of remitting the constitutionally-mandated proportion of its operational surpluses to federal government coffers. This was disclosed by JAMB’s head of publicity and protocol, Dr FabianBenjamin, Monday in a statement. He said JAMB Read More

Ogun: Educationist advocate scraping of JAMB to free admission processes

November 8, 2021 Hakeem Adegbenro 0

Foremost educationist, Dr. Adebayo Oluwatosin has canvassed for scraping of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in order to free up admission processes to the nation’s tertiary institutions. Adebayo stated this on the sideline of the 2021 education stakeholders’ forum, with the theme: ‘Higher institutions admission crisis in Nigeria: Influencing policies and way forward’, sponsored by the Scholarship Aid Initiative Read More

No institution permitted to regularise admission – JAMB

November 5, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed that it had received complaints from some parents and students that one or two institutions were collecting money ranging from N10, 000 to N80, 000 from candidates purportedly for the processing of late or irregular admissions. According to the exam body, it does not demand or accept any fee from any Read More

Post UTME test: JAMB gives waiver to disadvantaged students

November 2, 2021 Uji Abdullahi Iliyasu 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said it has waivedthe post-UTME screening test conducted by institutions to certain categories of candidates in order to attract foreign candidates intoNigerian tertiary institutions. These categories include candidates in foreign countries, correctional centres, as well as blind and deaf candidates. This was contained in JAMB’s weekly bulletin published Monday.“Consequently, for every year preceding Read More

A thank you note to JAMB’s Oloyede

September 2, 2021 Tunde Akanni 0

This is not a regular appreciation note. It is a combination of a personal expression of gratitude as well as it is a class initiative, even if not commissioned by the presumed class. But the addressee, Prof. Is-hq Olanrewaju Oloyede, Registrar and Chief Executive of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, is most deserving from me as a person, Read More

How to address the massive failure in JAMB

August 17, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, was established by an Act of 1978, subsequently amended in 1989 and 1993.14 per cent pass and 86 per cent failure at the just-concluded 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, conducted by JAMB, divergent views have been expressed by stakeholders as to what led to the poor performance by the candidates. While some Read More