• JAMB urges the public to disregard speculations on 2017 JAMB forms

    JAMB urges the public to disregard speculations on 2017 JAMB forms

    The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has asked the general public to disregard the speculations that it has commenced sale of its application forms for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) by some persons.

    Dr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, dismissed the speculations in a statement made available to newsmen, on Sunday in Lagos.

    According to the statement, the Registrar of the examination body, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, expressed disappointment at the development and called on innocent Nigerians not […]

  • LASU: Varsity advises students to effect course changes at JAMB

    LASU: Varsity advises students to effect course changes at JAMB

    Authorities of the Lagos State University (LASU) have directed newly admitted students, who changed the courses they earlier applied for to effect such changes immediately at JAMB’s website.‎

     

    ‎‎The information is contained in a statement by the Registrar of LASU, Mr. Akinwunmi Lewis, in Lagos on Wednesday.

    The statement said that the affected students were those admitted newly for the 2016/2017 academic session.

    It explained that the change, of course, would cost N2, 500 and that the money should be paid directly to […]

  • JAMB: Statistics on varsity admission untrue – JAMB boss

    JAMB: Statistics on varsity admission untrue – JAMB boss

    Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has described the notion that the capacity of Nigerian universities was far below the number of candidates that qualify for admission in a particular academic year as untrue.

    The JAMB helmsman thus challenged the agencies that regularly churn out such figures to justify them or quit misinforming Nigerians and inciting them against the board.

    Oloyede, on the sidelines of the 2016 Higher Education Summit in Abuja on Monday, said: “The […]

  • JAMB claims 80 per cent of students not qualified to take exams

    JAMB claims 80 per cent of students not qualified to take exams

    Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar, has revealed that 40 per cent of candidates, who pass the examination annually conducted by the body, do not have the qualification to study in the university.

    He also added that 80 per cent of the 1.5 million candidates, who apply for the yearly Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, do not have the necessary qualifications to sit for it.

    Oloyede made this known in Abuja at the 2016 Nigeria Higher Education Summit with the theme: “Exploiting diversity, differentiation and quality […]

  • JAMB to reduce 180 cut-off mark for admission

    JAMB to reduce 180 cut-off mark for admission

    There are strong indications that the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) may approve the reduction of 180 cut-off mark for admission to tertiary institutions.

    The Registrar and Chief Executive of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, who made the disclosure during the 2nd Technical Committee Meeting for 2016 Admissions to Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria, at the Alvan Ikoku College of Education, Owerri, stated that the decision became imperative as a result of the inability of some of the institutions to implement the […]

  • Why we can’t conduct UTME – JAMB Registrar explains

    Why we can’t conduct UTME – JAMB Registrar explains

    It was gathered that the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, has said that inadequate funding posed a challenge to the conduct of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

    Oloyede said this when he received a delegation of the Senate Committee on Tertiary Institution and Tertiary Education Trust Fund in his office in Bwari, Abuja on Wednesday.

    Oloyede said: “The major challenge facing the board has to do with funding.

    “We take N5,000 from each candidate.

    “We do not even […]

  • Stakeholders divided over proposed scrapping of JAMB cut-off points

    Stakeholders divided over proposed scrapping of JAMB cut-off points

    It was gathered that the recent call by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for the scrapping of unified cut off point, thus giving individual institutions of higher learning the freedom to decide their cut-off points has generated serious debate amongst stakeholders in the education sector.

    Though the decision is still at the level of consultation, following Dr. Fabian Benjamin’s call, Head, Public Relations, JAMB, for a public debate on the issue, interested parties have began to bare their minds […]

  • JAMB: 3-year UTME will make students lazy, weaken institutions – Don

    JAMB: 3-year UTME will make students lazy, weaken institutions – Don

    A Monitoring and Evaluation Expert, Dr Julius Ajah of the University of Abuja has opined that enforcement of three-year University Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results for admissions will weaken the institutions.

    Ajah, who is also a lecturer in the Faculty of Agricultural Economics of the university advised the relevant authority to stop the ongoing process to amend the Act establishing JAMB.

    “What they should do is to strengthen the admission process by removing or stopping the so called catchment areas or supplementary […]

  • JAMB unveils new payment plan for 2017 UTME

    JAMB unveils new payment plan for 2017 UTME

    It was gathered that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it will adopt “pin vending” for the 2017 UTME test, advising intending candidates to get familiar with the new approach.

    Dr. Fabian Benjamin, the board’s Head of Media and Information, told the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Lagos that JAMB would no longer use scratch cards.

    Benjamin said: “Candidates, wishing to sit for the 2017 examination, should start getting themselves familiar with the newly adopted process of pin vending […]

  • JAMB scraps scratch cards, adopts pin vending for 2017 UTME

    JAMB scraps scratch cards, adopts pin vending for 2017 UTME

    According to reports, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it will adopt “pin vending” for the 2017 UTME test, advising intending candidates to get familiar with the new approach.

    The board’s Head of Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said on Wednesday in Lagos that it would no longer use scratch cards.

    He said, “Candidates, wishing to sit for the 2017 examination, should start getting themselves familiar with the newly adopted process of pin vending by the board.

    “We must make ourselves […]

  • NANS commend JAMB on three-year validity decision

    NANS commend JAMB on three-year validity decision

    Mr Tajudeen Habeeb, the Chairman of Kwara Chapter of National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS), has lauded JAMB for its decision on the three-year validity of its examination results.

    Habeeba said in Ilorin on Tuesday that this would afford students the opportunity to save cost and time for writing another examination for which they had no certainty of passing.

    “The proposed three-year validity of JAMB examination results due to be passed by the legislature is indeed a right decision at the right […]