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JAMB Bars Candidates Without ICT Knowledge From UTME

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Candidates who are not computer literate will not be allowed to write any examination coordinated by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), starting from 2015, Registrar, Professor Dibu Ojerinde has revealed. The JAMB Registrar, who spoke at the closing ceremony of the 2014 Professor Odusola Ojerinde – his late ... Read More »

Delta Establishes Computer Laboratories For JAMB Exams

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Delta Government on Sunday said it had commenced the building of centres for Joint Admission and Matriculation Board’s (JAMB) computer-based University Matriculation Examination (UME). Mr Sunny Ofili, the Special Adviser on Information and Communication Technology (ICT) to the state governor, made this known in an interview in Asaba. JAMB had, ... Read More »

JAMB Suggests Use Of CBT For Public Examinations

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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has suggested the adoption of Computer Based Test (CBT) in the conduct of public examinations to improve the standard of education . This is contained in a statement issued on Monday in Abuja by Mr Fabian Gabriel, Head, Public Relations Unit of JAMB. ... Read More »

JAMB Supervisor Allays Fear Over Missing CBT Results

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) yesterday said candidates who sat for the Computer Based Test (CBT) and were yet to receive their results should check the internet. In her reaction to complaints of missing results, Supervisor, Yaba College of Technology (YabaTech) CBT centre, Lagos, Mrs. Ebere Okeke, told ... Read More »

JAMB Says No Plan To Increase UTME Fees

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said on Saturday that it had no immediate plans to increase the cost of registration forms for its Computer-Based Tests. The Public Relations Officer of JAMB, Mr Fabian Benjamin, who made the statement in an interview in Lagos, said that the board intended ... Read More »

JAMB Releases Computer-based UTME Results

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Monday, announced the release of Results of Saturday’s computer-based UTME has been released by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). The Board’s Deputy Director, Outstation, Mr Nobel Onukwue, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos that the result was ... Read More »

UTME: FG Pledges Support For CBT

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The Federal Government has said it would give all the necessary support for the full take-off of the Computer Based Test (CBT) mode of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in 2015. Nyesom Wike, Supervising Minister of Education, gave this assurance when he monitored the conduct of the CBT in ... Read More »

Computer-based UTME To Hold From May 17-31

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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Wednesday fixed May 17 to 31 for the conduct of 2014 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) through Computer Based Test (CBT). This is contained in a statement signed by Mr Fabian Gabriel, the Head of Public Relations of the board, and issued ... Read More »

Parents Groan, Laments Extortion Over N1,500 JAMB Result Checker

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Some parents and guardians in Plateau State have described as “very exorbitant,” the N1,500 they were being charged by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for scratch card to access the examination result. Speaking to journalists in Jos, Pakshin and other towns in the state, parents accused the examination ... Read More »

Medical Doctor Arrested By NSCDC For Helping Wife Write UTME

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 »

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