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JAMB Sets Mop-up Examination for UTME Candidates
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JAMB Sets Mop-up Examination for UTME Candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has organised a mop-up Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for candidates that failed to take part in the previous examination for valid reasons. JAMB announced the mop-up examination would commence tomorrow, the Board is giving every candidate an equal opportunity to participate in its examination to enable them to gain admission into their various tertiary institutions. See Also: JAMB Approves 140 as Minimum CutOff Mark for 2022 Admissions According to JAMB, around 1,969 candidates missed the 2022 UTME and Direct Entry (DE) examinations because of technical issues, Bank Verification Number (BVN) challenges, and fingerprint peculiarities while some candidates had their examination voided due to misconduct reco...
JAMB Approves 140 as Minimum CutOff Mark for 2022 Admissions
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JAMB Approves 140 as Minimum CutOff Mark for 2022 Admissions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) approved 140 as the minimum cut-off mark for admission into Universities in 2022. JAMB decided to reduce the minimum cut-off mark on Thursday at the Policy Meeting on Admissions to Universities in Nigeria. See Also: JAMB Replies El-Rufai, Says Differential Cut-off Marks Not Awarded JAMB’s Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede announced the decision to reduce the cut-off mark, saying that the institutions can fix their mark above the cut-off mark but they should not fix it below the agreed minimum mark, which is 140 for universities, 100 for colleges of education and polytechnics. He also disclosed that out of the total 1,761,338 students that sat for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) only 378,639 sc...
2022 UTME: JAMB Reacts To Alleged Errors In Scoring System
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2022 UTME: JAMB Reacts To Alleged Errors In Scoring System

Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said there is no error in its scoring system with regards to the just concluded 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. It warned the general public, particularly candidates to be wary of the guile and other unsavory activities of fraudsters who are making false claims of errors in the scoring of candidates in the 2022 UTME. JAMB maintained that the UTME is a computer-based test that is scored electronically with no human mediation whatsoever. It said this in a statement issued by its Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, JAMB, Fabian Benjamin, on Tuesday in Abuja.  The statement reads: “Consequently, the unfounded rumours making the rounds are nothing but the products of the deceitful brain...
Kinsmen to Testify Against Ex-JAMB Boss Ojerinde in N5.2b Fraud Trial
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Kinsmen to Testify Against Ex-JAMB Boss Ojerinde in N5.2b Fraud Trial

Two kinsmen of former Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Dibu Ojerinde, have agreed to testify for the prosecution in his trial for alleged N5.2 billion fraud. A former JAMB Accountant/Deputy Director (Account), Jimoh Olabisi Olatunde (described as Ojerinde’s kinsman and trusted confidante) and his personal lawyer, Peter Iyiola Oyewole (also described as his kinsman), are listed among the 11 witnessed slated to testify as prosecution witnesses in the case. Ojerinde, who is currently on bail, was said to have taken ill, a development that stalled the planned commencement of his trial last Thursday, although Olatunde and Oyewole were in court. The Independent Corrupt Practices and Other Related Offences Commission (ICPC) accused Ojerinde, in t...
JAMB: Enugu Cancels Saturday’s Sanitation Exercise
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JAMB: Enugu Cancels Saturday’s Sanitation Exercise

Enugu State Government says it has cancelled this month’s sanitation exercise scheduled for Saturday to enhance candidates’ access to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination centres. Mrs Amaka Anajemba, Managing Director of Enugu State Government Waste Management Authority made this known on Friday in Enugu. Read Also: ASUU Dismisses FG’s N52.5bn, Says Strike Likely Soon Anajemba said, in a statement, that the state government had to cancel the exercise because all movement, especially vehicles, would be restricted between 6am and 10am. She, however, regretted any inconvenience the cancellation would have caused other residents of the state.  
BREAKING: JAMB Commences Release of 2021 UTME Results
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BREAKING: JAMB Commences Release of 2021 UTME Results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) on Friday released results of candidates who sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on Saturday, 19th and Tuesday, 22 June 2021. The board added the result for subsequent days would be released daily. The board stated these in a statement by its Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, on Friday morning. It directed candidates to check their results by sending UTMERESULT to 55019 through the GSM number used by each candidate to obtain profile code and UTME registration with the board and their results would be relayed to them. The statement reads: “The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the results of candidates who sat in more than 720 CBT centres for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matricu...
FULL LIST: UTME 2021: JAMB Delists 25 CBT Centres
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FULL LIST: UTME 2021: JAMB Delists 25 CBT Centres

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has delisted 25 Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres across the country for poor performance at the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) held nationwide on Saturday, June 19. A statement issued on Sunday, in Abuja, by Dr Fabian Benjamin, spokesperson for JAMB, said the delisted centres failed during the conduct of the 2021 UTME held for one million applicants. “Candidates posted to any of these centres are required to await further directives by checking their profile, email addresses and SMS on their registered phone for a new date,” Benjamin said. The delisted centres were in 11 states and the FCT, with Lagos having the highest at 6, followed by Kaduna 4, Edo 3, Ondo 2, Plateau 2, FCT 2, and Oyo, Osun, Delta, Benu...
JAMB Reacts to Speculation of Further Extension of UTME registration
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JAMB Reacts to Speculation of Further Extension of UTME registration

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said that it is not considering a further extension of the UTME registration period. The examination body added that a large chunk of the individuals campaigning for an extension to the registration deadline had been identified as fraudsters determined to subvert and undermine the directive of the Federal Government to make the National Identification Number a prerequisite for JAMB registration. It, however, said only candidates with genuine proofs of failed efforts will be allowed new extension dates. This was contained in a statement titled ‘Issues surrounding the 2021 UTME/DE registration.’ Recall that the board had on May 15, 2021, in response to the pressure from the public, announced a two-week extension of the regis...
JAMB Extends UTME Registration By Two Weeks
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JAMB Extends UTME Registration By Two Weeks

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board yesterday said the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry earlier slated for June 3 will now commence from June 19 to July 3. The board also announced a two-week extension for candidates to register. The registration exercise will end on May 29. The board also said the Mock UTME earlier scheduled for 20th May will now hold on June 3. The board stated these in a communique issued at the end of a two-day meeting in Abuja. The communique was read by the Registrar of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede on Saturday. The registrar said only 1,134,424 candidates (UTME+DE) have so far been registered. He said the decision was taken to afford prospective candidates more time to complete their registration for the 2021...
JAMB warns Universities against illegal Admissions
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JAMB warns Universities against illegal Admissions

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned that only admissions through its Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) are valid. The board stated this yesterday in a statement by its Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr. Fabian Benjamin in Abuja. It said the use of email was no longer required for the registration processes for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE). The Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, said email address of applicants will only be requested at the successful completion of the registration to access information on the examination. He said as from Thursday, April 15, candidates will no longer be required to provide any email address during registration, adding that consequently, candidates will have...