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Medical Doctor Arrested By NSCDC For Helping Wife Write UTME


A medical doctor (name withheld) has been arrested by the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) for alleged impersonation and examination malpractice. The NSCDC Commandant in Jigawa State, Mr Muhammad Gidado, told newsmen in Dutse that the doctor in question works with Gumel General Hospital in Gumel Local Government ... Read More »

JAMB Blames Drop In UTME Applications On Boko Haram


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has blamed the 35 percent drop in the number of students who registered for the 2014 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, on the activities of Boko Haram insurgency in some parts of the country. The Registrar and Chief Executive of JAMB, Professor Dibu ... Read More »

Jonathan Endorses Computer-based Test For UTME


The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said that President Goodluck Jonathan had endorsed the recently introduced Computer Based Testing (CBT) for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. This is contained in a statement by Mr Fabian Benjamin, Head of Public Relations of JAMB on Thursday in Bwari, Abuja. The statement ... Read More »

UTME To Hold On April 12


The Coordinator, Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), Lagos office, Alhaji Kamaldeen Oladeji, on Monday said all was ready for the Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME), scheduled for April 12. Oladeji in Lagos said that 11 centres accredited for the Dual Based Test and the 103 venues for the Paper ... Read More »

JAMB To Collaborate With Varsity On Computer-based Test Sensitisation


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is collaborating with the Caleb University to intensify awareness in secondary schools on the benefits of the Computer-Based Test (CBT). The Coordinator of the board in Lagos, Alhaji Kamaldeen Oladeji, in Lagos on Friday said that the board would carry out the awareness ... Read More »

JAMB Alerts Public On Fake UTME E-facility Cards In Lagos


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Monday alerted the public on reports of fake Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) e-facility cards in circulation in Lagos. Alhaji Kamaldeen Oladeji, the Coordinator of the Board in Lagos, disclosed this to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos. Oladeji said ... Read More »

Teachers To Write Professional Exams To Get Registered

The Teachers Registration Council of Nigeria (TRCN) on Sunday said that presentation of certificates and degrees would no longer suffice for teachers’ registration. The TRCN Director, Professional Operations, Dr Steve Nwokeocha, said teachers would now write professional qualifying examinations. “Teachers will no longer get registered by mere presentation of their ... Read More »

Institutions To Admit 704,000 Students As JAMB Sets Oct. 31 Admission Deadline


Tertiary institutions across the country, yesterday, declared that they could only admit 704,000 students out of more than 740,000 candidates who are qualified to be given admission for the 2013/2014 academic year having scored 200 and above. 1,735,720 candidates registered for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, out of ... Read More »

16,000 UTME Results Were Cancelled Due To Malpractices – Education Minister

Prof. Ruquayyatu Rufa’i

Nigeria’s Minister of Education, Prof. Ruquayyatu Rufa’i, has explained that 16,000 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, results were cancelled by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, because of examination malpractices by the candidates. Speaking yesterday through Mr. Julius Ameh, in Abuja, during the presentation of the Teachers’ Guide for ... Read More »

JAMB And Matriculation Exams – The Same Old Story


After almost four decades of its existence, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is yet to perfect how to conduct matriculation exam into our universities and other higher institutions. The latest Universal Tertiary Matriculation Exam (UTME) by the board was characterised by widespread cheating by candidates who were reportedly ... Read More »

JAMB To Scrap Paper Pencil Test In 2015 – Registrar


Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. ’Dibu Ojerinde, has said the board will scrap the Paper Pencil Test in 2015. Ojerinde, who said he was happy with the outcome of the CBT, added that other forms of examination would be scrapped by 2015. Speaking after supervising the first ever ... Read More »

CBT To Begin, As JAMB Releases Withheld UTME Results

Candidates whose results were withheld by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), over non-biometric verification, can now have access to it. Also, 91, 610 candidates will commence the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME. Computer based Test in the 7 various designated centres, CBT from Saturday. Announcing the release of ... Read More »

UTME 2013: House Of Reps Summon JAMB Registrar Over Mass Failure


The Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Examination (JAMB), Prof. Dibu Ojerinde has been summoned by the House of Representatives to explain the mass failure recorded by students who sat for the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by the body. This development is coming on the heels ... Read More »

Candidates Paid N5,000 – N20,000 To Cheat in UTME – JAMB


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB said only 10 candidates scored 300 marks and above in the last Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, in an examination filled with malpractices of all sorts. Some candidates were said to have printed customised shirts and T-shirts where anticipated answers were prepared to ... Read More »

JAMB Releases 2013 UTME Results: Only Ten Candidates Score 300 Marks And Above


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the 2013 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results. The board, however, withheld 12,110 results for possible disciplinary action. The Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, announced this at a news conference on the release of the results in Bwari, FCT, on ... Read More »

JAMB UTME: Over One Million Candidates Will Be Denied Admission – Minister


Over 1 million candidates that sat for the University Tertiary Matriculation Examinations,UTME, on Saturday, may not gain admission into the nation’s higher institutions due to lack of space, the federal government has stated, DailyPost has gathered. The Minister of Education, Professor Ruqayyatu Rufai, disclosed this at a news conference in ... Read More »

Malpractices, Shortage Of Question Papers Witnessed In 2013 UTME Exams


The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) was, Saturday, held in Lagos State amid delay in capturing the candidates’ biometric data, malpractices, and shortage of question papers. The examination started in Yewa Junior High School, Diary Farm, Agege, Ikotun High School, Government Technical College, Ikotun and Igando Community High School, around ... Read More »

Suspected Assassins Invade JAMB Registrar’s Home

Prof. Dibu Ojerinde

Unidentified gunmen on Monday invaded the home of the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Professor Dibu Ojerinde. The gunmen suspected to be hired assassins, invaded his Abuja home in search of him, but he was not at home when they scaled the fence into his home. ... Read More »

Over 1.7m Candidates To Sit For UTME On Saturday, 520,000 Spaces Available


In what some say may be the last year students will sit for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) due to a report by a Steve Oronsanye-led committee that suggested the exam among other agencies activities be scrapped to cut down government spending, over 1.7million ... Read More »

FG Not Scrapping NECO, UTME


The Federal Government may not be considering scrapping the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, examination, UTME; and the National Examinations Council, NECO, as recommended by the Mr. Steve Oransoye-led committee, which had generated mixed reactions. Thousands of NECO and JAMB workers who may lose their jobs if the recommendations ... Read More »

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