Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board

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Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board
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Official logo
Acronym JAMB
Type Internet-based.
Knowledge / skills tested Academic performance in selected subjects.
Purpose Admission into tertiary institution.
Year started 1978 (1978)
Duration 3 hours 10 minutes.
Score / grade range 0 to 400
Score / grade validity 1 year
Offered Once in a year
Countries / regions Over 500 centres in all states of the federation
Languages English
Annual number of test takers more than a million
Prerequisites / eligibility criteria SSCE results or awaiting SSCE results.
Scores / grades used by Over 900 universities, agencies and other institutions in Nigeria.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) is a Nigerian entrance examination board for tertiary-level institutions.[1] The board conducts entrance examinations for prospective undergraduates into Nigerian universities. The board is also charged with the responsibility 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.[2] [3]



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