The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) is a Nigerian entrance examination board for tertiary-level institutions. The board conducts entrance examinations for future undergraduates into Nigerian universities. The board is also charged with the duty to administer similar examinations for applicants to Nigerian public and private monotechnics, polytechnics, and colleges of educations. All of these candidates must have obtained the West Africa School Certificate, now West African Examinations Council, WAEC, or its equivalent, National Examination Council (Nigeria), NECO
Registrar from the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, ngscholars, Professor Dibu Ojerinde, continues to be reappointed for the next term of five years. The President’s approval was conveyed to the JAMB Registrar through the Minister of Education, Professor Ruqayyatu Ahmed Rufa’i. She noted the tenure takes effect from April 10, 2012. Prof. Rufa’i called on the registrar to rededicate himself to the prosperity of the Transformation Agenda of the President and sustain the best work and reforms going on within the examination body. Ojerinde said after receiving the appointment letter which he was excited and could not believe it and assured of his persistence for achieve more in JAMB inside the years ahead. The registrar who has been first appointed since the Registrar/Chief Executive of JAMB in April 2007, was born in Igboho, Oyo State.
Students preparing for JAMB registration form feel that the exam is hard,the truth is it is as hard while you allow it to be or look at it- as man think in the heart, so is he, for few who understand the secret it is far from easier said than done in any way. All that you should know is the secrets- these points, before registering and going into the examination hall.
First: Study hard and thoroughly ready for the questions-get relevant textbooks, preferably the recommended texts and a few texts and to aid your preparation. Second: Understand the technique and mode to reply to UTME/JAMB examination questions.
For example, within the art subjects, no calculation is needed, so it would be better to begin with the topic you happen to be good at most first to achieve some amount of time for that other subjects, remember to NOT follow the order of subjects inside the question paper set e.g LIT- CRK-GOVT and you already know that you proficient at GOVT most, then you must start with GOVT and proceed accordingly to others. As well as for sciences such as chemistry and physics, the first few pages are loaded with calculations whereas the very last pages are straight answer questions. Beware of this trap. Start with the topic you might be best at first, the easy order is CHEM-PHY-MTH or BIO-CHEM-PHY or choose any order suitable and be fast and accurate as well as you just 54 seconds to reply to a question (yes less 1 minute)
JAMB/UTME ENGLISH- Look at the questions first before answering and pay attention to details. Third: Practice, Practice- Learn how to practice with past questions with proper and required timing at certain practice sessions since the examiners, regardless of how creative or crafty, would still come forth with similar and related questions to the questions. Finally, possess a positive mindset for success in the exams and forget about ‘runs’ because a lot of the ‘runs’ men do not know anything. After the above steps is the easiest and surest approach to finding yourself on your own choice institution campus come next academic session.
Every Nigerian youth wants to attend a university. It really is every parent’s dream their children complete a good university to ensure that they have a better life than theirs. That is a progressive situation except that the snag is everyone is facing the same direction: they want to attend exactly the same tertiary institutions.But existing infrastructure, policies and political realities are becoming a stumbling block for your thousands and thousands in the country’s youths to achieve that dream since it is easier for a camel to polkhu from the eye of the needle than for secondary school leavers to gain admission into some universities and polytechnics in Nigeria. To illustrate: only 30 per cent out from the 1.7 million candidates who wrote the JAMB News were admitted in 2017.
However, where there is a will, said the JAMB boss, there exists a way. “If any institution will not do its admission on time, we will withdraw the names of the students and transfer them to the marketplace place where others can select them. When we are going to do first choice admission, do your very own even if you are not able to resume,” he had said.
In the same breath, the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, called for additional transparency inside the mode of admissions, saying, “Please, let the qualities of transparency, honesty, sincerity, equity, loyalty, and persistence for nation building be our guiding principles. We should be dissuaded from doing any official business beneath the table.“We have extensively consulted on the way forward and i also therefore urge each institution to comply with the regulations. Some of you perform your duties with full understanding and data that a number of your actions cannot stand the test of integrity, as some of the infractions you endorse and approve are irregular.”