The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) is an indigenous Nigerian entrance examination board for all tertiary institutions in Nigeria.
Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board also conducts the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination for potential undergraduates into Nigerian universities and also conducts similar examinations for other institutions of higher learning in Nigeria such as polytechnics, monotechnics and college of education.
All candidates sitting for the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board examination must have written West African Examination Council (WAEC) or its equivalent National Examination Council of Nigeria (NECO)
Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board
The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board was established in 1978 and was empowered to execute the following functions:
- Conduct entry examinations for all institutions of higher learning in Nigeria such as Universities, Polytechnics, Monotechnics and Colleges of education.
- Appoint examiners, invigilators, other persons with respect to matters associated or related to the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board examination, members of subject panels and committees
- Collate and transmit information on all matters related to admission into institutions of higher learning.
- Post suitably qualified candidates to tertiary institutions after considering the following
- Available vacancies in the university and other institutions of higher learning.
- Other entry requirements and guidelines governing the institutions of higher learning.
- The candidate’s preferred course and institution of higher learning.
JAMB introduces self-registration for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation and Direct Entry exams
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) announced that the 2022 jamb registration has started. This was made known on their website with a headline reading “JAMB has started the sale of 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation and Direct Entry Exams application forms”. The registration started on 19th February 2022 and will end on the 26th of March of the same year.
This year, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board introduced self-registration for candidates. This was announced earlier in their weekly publication on their website. The director of public relations, Dr, Fabian Benjamin said the idea behind self-registration was to make it easier and less stressful for candidates to carry out the registration exercise.
In his words he said,” why we consider this noble idea is to, besides other things, to improve the digital prowess of the candidates, and expand the registration access point in line with Covid-19 protocol”.
They also announced the addition of an Optional Unstructured Supplementary Service Data (USSD) code ‘66019’, asides from the ‘55019’ code that has been in use. This is to ensure that there will not be hitches during the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Examination registration.
The candidates will send their National Identity Number (NIN) to any of the codes above to get the required information to continue their registration.
Schedule for 2022 JAMB registration and examination dates
The following is the schedule as stated in the JAMB guideline:
Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination/Direct Entry registration starts on 19th February 2022 and ends on 26th March 2022.
The mock exercise will hold on 16th April 2022
Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination/Direct Entry for 2022 will be held from 6th May 2022 to 16th May 2022
Requirements for JAMB registration
So many candidates have issues with getting prepared for Jamb registration and ask several questions about requirements for jamb registration. The following are the basic things you need for a successful jamb registration.
- Personal E-mail address: Candidates need to have a functional and serviceable Email address this is useful in case information is to be placed across to you.
- National identity number(NIN): this is very mandatory because you would need it to create your profile code. To get your national identity number just visit any of the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) offices and it would be done for you free of charge.
- Profile code: You will create this after you have gotten your NIN. You will need to visit the jamb website to create your profile code.
- Mobile phone number: This is important as there is provision for it during the registration.
- O’level/A’level result: This is not mandatory for jamb registration, but if your result is ready, it is good if you have it handy if not, there is provision for awaiting result.
- Basic and personal data: This includes; date of birth, state of origin, local government, home address, and so on, know them and have them handy when going for your jamb registration.