Joint Admission And Matriculation Board (JAMB)

Joint Admission and matriculation board (JAMB) is an examination set to examine the capability of the student to prove what they have learned since the secondary school day to enable the candidate sitting for the to examine to gain admission into any institution of is choice. Jamb conducted the entrance examination for those undergraduates in order for the candidate to gain admission of their choice.

Joint Admission And Matriculation Board (JAMB)


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Before any student can sit for the examination you have written and passed the senior secondary school examination West African Examination Council (WAEC), nation examination council (NECO).

In the year 1978 the joint admission and matriculation board was established and the responsibility to ensure uniform, standard conduct of the examination and to place candidate who is writing the exam into university, if they meet the cutoff mark of the board .after some time the law was amended.

Important Function of Joint Admission And Matriculation Board (JAMB) in the Education System

• It conducts UTME examination
• It ensures candidate to gain admission into tertiary institution
• Admission creation for the require candidate
• Syllabus for jamb candidate and review
• Educational opportunity

This is some of the important future and I am going to explain it for more understanding

Conduct of UTME Examination:

the board is responsible for the conduction of unified matriculation examination (UTME) which implies cut off the mark and act as the means for a candidate to gain admission into any of the higher institutions of is choice. The jamb board also has the right to appoint examiners, invigilators, moderators, member and other essential bodies that can help to conduct the examination.

Educational Opportunity:

this is an opportunity created by the joint admission and matriculation board if you can pass the WAEC examination you can sit for the jamb examination. This board also allows the candidate to make the choice of subject to write in the examination.

Syllabus for Jamb Candidate and Review:

the jamb board is constantly reviewing the jamb syllabus UTME in other to ensure that the syllabus remains relevant ant to meet the standards of the Nigeria educational system .the syllabus help the student to prepare for the examination, and also give student area of concentration when preparing for the same examination.

Admission Creates for Requiring Candidate:

joint admission and matriculation board work alongside the academic board in other to allow the candidate to make a choice of five/four subjects that is suitable for the student base on the course you are going to study.

It Ensures Candidate to Gain Admission Into the Tertiary Institution:

this is to say that without the candidate sitting for this jamb examination you can not sit for UTME examination too. before you can enroll for jamb you must have the following certificate.

• West African school certificate (WAEC)
• National examination council (NECO)
• National technical certificate or national business certificate (NABTEB)

History of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board(JAMB)

The board was founded in 1978 with the purpose of admission into a tertiary institution which located in Nigeria, in the year 2014 jamb introduce computer-based test (CBT), with this all candidate that is writing the jamb will use( CBT). this is the process when you are using the computer to write an examination. for more information visit