Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board

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Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board
Official JAMB logo.png
Official logo
Founded1978 (1978)
TypeExamination board
PurposeAdmission into tertiary institution.
  • Nigeria
Official language

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) is a Nigerian entrance examination board for tertiary-level institutions.[1] The board conducts entrance Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination 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]

The pioneer Registrar was Mr. Michael Saidu Angulu who served from inception in 1978 to 1986.

JAMB Examination[edit]

Every year, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, (JAMB) conduct an examination that will determine if a student will be admitted or not. [3]

JAMB Results[edit]

After conducting and sitting for the examination, the board will release the score/results of candidates. And if you scored 160 mark, you will be eligible to apply for polytechnic, if you score above 180, you will be eligible to apply for a university admission.



  1. ^ "Ojerinde re-appointed JAMB registrar". Vanguard News. 9 April 2012.
  2. ^ "Varsities set irrelevant post-UTME questions and blame candidates for failing – Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, JAMB boss". The Punch.
  3. ^ "JAMB Registration Form". NigeriaSchool Team.

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