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, through either the UTME or DIRECT ENTRY
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 CBT Centres[edit]

Jamb CBT (Computer Based Test) Centres are the various locations and centers in Nigeria approved by JAMB for the registration of the UTME examination. There are various JAMB CBT centers/locations in the 36 states in Nigeria including the Federal Capital Territory (Nigeria), FCT. [3]

JAMB Examination[edit]

Every year, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board,(JAMB) conduct an examination that will determine if a student will be admitted to the higher school. The registration for the CBT test/exam last for about three to four weeks of commencement. The exam lasts for just about two weeks of it's kick off.

Although little time is given in between the end of registration and commencement of the exams.

JAMB Results[edit]

After conducting and sitting for the examination, the board will release the score/results of candidates. And if you scored 100 mark, you will be eligible to apply for polytechnic/college of education, if you score above 150, you will be eligible to apply for a university admission. However, JAMB has raised cut-off mark to 160 for 2019/2020 university admission [4].



  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 CBT centers/locations". Alluniversity Editor Team.
  4. ^ "JAMB raises cut-off mark to 160 for 2019/2020 university admission". Pulse. Retrieved 13 June 2019.

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