In Nigeria, there are a number of ways a person can get into a university, with the Joint Admissions & Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination being one of them. Not only is JAMB one of the ways a person can gain admission into a university, it is, in fact, the most popular approach for most people.
So if you have come to this site, just to learn more about the Joint Admissions & Matriculation Board, then you have come to the right place. This article would be discussing a lot of things every student should know about the board. So take the next few minutes to read what we have to say.
What is JAMB and why does it exist?
The Joint Admissions & Matriculation Board (JAMB) is the organization responsible for overseeing the admission and matriculation of tertiary institution students. Note that JAMB (Joint Admissions & Matriculation Board) is different from UTME (Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination). While JAMB is an organization, UTME is just an examination organized by this organization.
The Joint Admissions & Matriculation Board which was founded in 1978, was founded to help the quality of tertiary education in Nigeria. Imagine a Nigeria without JAMB, the quality of tertiary education in this country would be a lot poorer. For instance anyone can just put up some building and call it a university. And as a result, it would not be difficult seeing parents who would fall prey of these dubious people, thinking that these people can truly offer their wards the kind of tertiary education they need.
There are a good number of ways the Joint Admissions & Matriculation Board (JAMB) carries out its objectives, and one of them is the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. By conducting such an examination, this organization can further ensure that the quality of education in this country does not drop below a certain level.
The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination which is arguably one of the most popular examinations in this country, also started the year JAMB was founded. This exam has been taken by several millions of people, including Nigerians and non-Nigerians. According to a report from a reputable source, the year 2015 alone, saw the participation of about 1.5 million people. UTME has been around for about 40 years, and we do not see this examination going away any time soon.
When is the next JAMB coming up?
The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is an annual examination, it is often conducted in the first quarter of the year. At times, the exam gets conducted in the second quarter of the year.
JAMB 2021 registration starts on the 8th of April 2021 and ends on May 15th 2021.
Mock examination will be held on Friday, April 30 for those who indicate interest and are registered before April 24.
JAMB has announced that UTME will hold from Saturday, June 5 to Saturday, June 19, 2021
How to register for JAMB
The registration process for UTME has not been so consistent for the past 8 years. Each year, we see some kind of changes to how JAMB chooses to go about registration. In other words, it would be quite difficult to answer that question. However, there is likelihood that the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination registration would bear a lot of similarity to that of 2019. And if this ends up being true, we would suggest you create a Joint Admissions & Matriculation Board account. After creating the account, we suggest that you wait until the registration starts, for further steps you need to take.
To create a Joint Admissions & Matriculation Board account, you first have to log on to the organization’s website: jamb.org.ng. This website is where you would complete the first stage of your registration, and you have to be very careful not to make a mistake, during this stage.
To create your account, locate and click a section of the homepage saying “Create e-Facility Account/Log in”. By clicking this section of the page, you would be taken to another page on which you can start your account creation. If you can carefully follow the instructions on every other page, you would create your JAMB account successfully, and this account would be needed in the next stage of your registration.
However, you should note that when creating your JAMB account, you would need to provide your phone number, and your email address. If you do not have a phone, you can always use the phone number of one of your parents or even get a phone. Also if you have no email address, you can always log on to gmail.com and create a free email address for yourself. You should also be careful to avoid providing incorrect personal information like name, date of birth, etc.
How to sign in to JAMB website
Once you have created your Joint Admissions & Matriculation Board account, there would be no need for you to sign in, until JAMB announces the commencement of its UTME registration. The next stage of this registration is very likely to be carried by approved computer centres. However, nothing stops you from signing in into your account anytime you like. To sign in into you Joint Admissions & Matriculation Board account, simply log on to the organization’s website: jamb.org.ng.
On the homepage of the website, locate and click a section of the homepage saying “Create e-Facility Account/Log in”. By clicking this section of the page, you would be taken to another page, from which you can log in into your JAMB account. To log in, you would be asked to provide your email address or password. If you have forgotten your password, it is also possible to recover it.
It is, however, important to note that there are times when the log in feature refuses to work. If you encounter such a problem, you can simply find something else to do, then try it again later.