JAMB Remits Another N7.8bn

 

 

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has remitted another N7.8 billion to the federal government, bringing to N15.6 billion, the amount remitted by the examination body in less than two years.

The latest remittance is the surplus generated from the conduct of 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

However, government in its magnanimity, directed JAMB to remit about N5.6 billion of the amount and use the balance for restructuring of the board’s headquarters to meet up with its international status.

The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, told the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos, that the board had planned to remit the whole as was done in 2017.

 “We, therefore, want to appreciate the governing board of JAMB led by Dr. Emmanuel Ndukwe for the tremendous support in ensuring that the current administration’s vision of transparency and accountability as fully embraced by JAMB is sustained.

“The Ndukwe-led board had, within its short period of inauguration, contributed immensely in some ground breaking innovations.

“One of such innovations is the quick remittance of the 2018 surplus. Whatever candidates pay for JAMB’s examination is a trust and must be accounted for.

“The board, though not a revenue generating agency, will continue to be judicious with resources at its disposal,” he said.

“The board is thinking of how to ensure that candidates benefitted from the surplus.

“We are currently looking at a number of ways to enhance the conduct of the examination where candidates will benefit by way of conducive environment in writing the examination.

“We are also looking at putting more mechanism in place that will ensure absolute equity and fairness in the selection of candidates through enhanced technology as currently being done by the Central Admission Process Selection (CAPS),” he said.

Benjamin said that the board was set to acquire cutting edge technology to give candidates the best registration procedure, examination and a more improved selection process.

He said the development was similar to the one that was currently being developed by the CAPS initiative.

Benjamin lauded the efforts of members of staff of the board, as well as other key stakeholders, for their doggedness, commitment and support in ensuring that integrity of the board and its examination was sustained.

JAMB Prohibits Use of Pens & Wrist Watches During 2018 UTME Exam

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has prohibited the use of wrist watches and pens during the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

According to the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede, who disclosed this to newsmen on the sideline of the sensitization workshop for Computer Based Test (CBT) centre owners on Wednesday in Lagos, the workshop was to appraise the registration and conduct of the 2017 examination.

“What we are doing here today is to appraise the registration and conduct of our past examination and we have taken some lessons from our experience.  To this end therefore, we have introduced some measures that will further add to the integrity of the registration process as well as the conduct of the examination proper. For instance, we discovered during the conduct of the last examination that some electronic devices such as pens, wrist watches and other devices were used to perpetrate examination malpractice.

 So, for next year, we have prohibited the use of wristwatches and pens by candidates and other persons in the examination hall. We are also going to introduce some detection devices to ensure that those who plan to cheat in the examination hall are frustrated, as we will also jam (communication network) of the centers”, He said.

He also added that “We are planning to meet with all stakeholders on Nov. 15 and the sale of the registration document will definitely commence before the end of this month. But before that, we expect candidates to go and download our app, go to our website and download the syllabus and brochure, so that they can now study the process.”

The JAMB boss finally said that no fewer than 617 centers have been accredited nationwide for the exercise.

 

Steps for 2018 Jamb UTME Registration

A. PROFILE REGISTRATION
i. One phone number can be used by one candidate only. The  phone number used for the text message is automatically tied to the Candidate’s name and will be used in all communications related to his/her 2018 Application/Examination
ii. Candidate sends his/her name [Surname First-Name Middle-Name (if any)] by text (SMS) to 55019. This should be maximum of 38 characters + 2 spaces between names = 40 characters in all to 55019 e.g Uche Paschal Christian Surname and first name are mandatory
iii. A Profile Code of 10 characters is received by the candidate on the same telephone number.

B. SELF HELP IN CASE OF MISTAKE /LOSS OF PROFILE CODE
i. To correct a mistake in candidate’s name, send the [CORRECT Surname First-Name Middle-Name] to 55019 as a text message from the same mobile number
ii. To retrieve a lost Profile Code, send [RESEND] to 55019 as text message from the same mobile number.

C. JAMB e-PIN SELLING POINTS
The e-PIN outlets are:
i. NIPOST and eleven(11) Participating Banks (ACCESS, ECOBANK, FIRSTBANK, FCMB, FIDELITY, JAIZ, SKYE, STERLING, UNION, UNITY and ZENITH)
ii. Four Mobile Money Operators: Paga, e-Tranzact (PocketMoni), TEASYPay and Packway Projects (Readycash)
iii. Two participating Micro Finance Banks: FUD MFB (Dutse) and Regent MFB (Abuja)
iv. Two online Payment Platforms: SystemSpecs (Remita) and InterSwitch (Quickteller)
v. POS (Citi-Serve)
vi. ATMs of banks listed in 5C (i) above (InterSwitch)
vii. USSD (NIBSS & ERCAS) for mobile banking
viii. Nigerian Embassies in Abidjan, Accra, Addis Ababa, Buea, Cotonou, Jeddah, Johannesburg and London.

D. DUTIES OF PARTICIPATING BANKS/ OUTLETS
i. Collect the Profile Code from candidate’s phone
ii. Collect payment and vend ePIN by SMS to candidate’s phone
iii. Facilitate POS Payment, if necessary
iv. Issue Evidence of Payment
v. Collect Centre Service Fees, if requested by the CBT Centre

E. SIX DIFFERENT MODES/METHODS OF PAYMENT/ PROCUREMENT OF ePIN FOR REGISTRATION (CHOOSE SUITABLE ONE)
i. PAYMENT THROUGH BANKS INCLUDING MICRO FINANCE BANKS
(a) Present Profile Code and pay by cash or card
(b) ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
ii. PAYMENT THROUGH POS; This is available at State Offices of JAMB + CBT Centres, other POS outlets and any CBT Centre that demands it
(a) Present Profile Code and pay by card
(b) ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
iii. PAYMENT THROUGH MOBILE MONEY OPERATORS; This is available at CBT Centres and Other Outlets
(a) Present Profile Code and pay by cash
(b) ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
iv. PAYMENT USING ATM; This is available on all ATM outlets of Participating Banks listed in 5C(I) (InterSwitch Channel)
(a) Select Bill Payment and then pick JAMB
(b) Enter Profile Code and pay
(c) ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
v. ONLINE PAYMENT ON JAMB PORTAL
(a) Visit JAMB website: www.jamb.gov.ng
(b) Click Purchase of 2018 Application Document
(c) Enter your Profile Code
(d) Select payment method (InterSwitch or Remita)
(e) Make payment
(f) ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
vi. PAYMENTS USING USSD (NIBSS/ERCAS)
(a) Dial *565*6*55019#
(b) Enter Profile Code
(c) Select bank and follow the prompts to complete payment
(d) ePIN is then delivered to the candidate’s unique telephone number
vii. Procedure for the eight foreign centres only is as follows:
(a) Registration fee for candidates from the eight foreign countries is $20 or its equivalent in each of the eight countries.
(b) Candidates from the eight foreign countries are to download the Application from the Board’s website (www.jamb.gov.ng) complete and submit it with the fee at the eight designated centres as indicated on the website.

F. HOW TO RECOVER LOST ePIN AFTER PAYMENT
I. If ePIN is not Received or Lost, send [UTMEPIN] or [DEPIN] to 55019 for UTME or DE respectively from the unique number
ii. The ePIN would then be retrieved and delivered on the candidate’s unique number. AFTER SUCCESSFUL PAYMENT AND OBTAINING ePIN, CANDIDATE SHOULD PROCEED TO ANY OF THE JAMB ACCREDITED CBT CENTRES TO COMPLETE HIS/HER REGISTRATION.

G. REGISTRATION CENTRES
I. In line with the Board’s regulated registration exercise, only the accredited Computer Based Test Centres and JAMB Offices will be allowed to register candidates
ii. Each candidate should visit any accredited CBT centre (the list of accredited centres is on our website (www.jamb.gov.ng), with his/her personal details, the profile and evidence of payment.

H. REGISTRATION PROCESS AT CBT CENTRES:
The candidate presents the ePIN at any JAMB accredited CBT Centre for completion of  registration. The name of the candidate as typed by the candidate on his/her phone when registering the profile comes up automatically on the input of the e-PIN by the CBT centre
Candidates are to:
i. Pay NOT more than N700 as Service Charge to the CBT Centre
ii. Provide Biodata including Date of Birth, Nationality, State of Origin, Local Government, Gender, e-mail address, among others
iii. Provide choice of institutions and programmes (disciplines)
iv. Provide qualification with grades and dates, if not awaiting result
v. Upload relevant certificates, if not awaiting result
vi. O/L and or A/L grades are to be provided by candidates. Candidates who are awaiting results should supply the results online as soon as they are available on JAMB’s portal. No recommendations from any Institution will be considered by JAMB if the candidate has not supplied his/her result on the portal of JAMB
vii. Supply JAMB registration number for previous institutional certificates for DE only
viii. Provide UTME subjects and choice of examination town(s) for
(a) Mock examination (optional)
(b) Examination for UTME (actual examination)
ix. Do picture capture (no scanning of passport photograph)
x. Do Biometric enrolment (ten fingers)
xi. Review entries and confirm correctness
xii. Print Registration Slip USING BIOMETRIC AUTHENTICATION
xiii. Collect, at no other cost, the reading text and CD
xiv. Each Candidate is to collect his/her e-slip at the end of registration as evidence of registration
xv. There will be no offline registration, as all the accredited CBT centres have been empowered for real time online registration. No candidate should register at any centre other than the accredited CBT centre and JAMB State-Offices. Any candidate who is registered outside approved centres will be identified and disqualified.

JAMB Form 2018/2019 for UTME Registration is Out.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) invites applications from qualified candidates seeking for admission into Nigeria Tertiary Institutions through the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for the 2018/2019 Academic Session.

The period of sale/registration for all candidates (UTME/DE) including those from Foreign Countries is from 6th December, 2017 to 6th February, 2018.

 

The general entry requirements for admission into the First Degree, National Diploma (ND), National Innovation Diploma (NID) and Nigeria Certificate in Education (NCE) programs in Universities, other Degree-Awarding Institutions, Monotechnics, Polytechnics, Innovation Enterprise Institutions and Colleges of Education are five (5) O’Level Credit passes including General Mathematics and English Language.

 

Candidates with one of the following qualifications may be considered for admission by Direct Entry:
(a) A minimum of Level credit pass in five (5) subjects at not more than two sittings with at least two prescribed subjects (for each discipline) at Principal or Advanced level. No subject shall be counted twice at both Ordinary and Advanced Level

(b) Two passes (in prescribed subjects for each discipline) at the Advanced-Level Examination of IJMB, Cambridge, JUPEB or Institute of Baccalaureate with SSCE/GCE, NTS/NBC credits equivalents in three other subjects

(c) Passes in two major subjects in the NCE with S.S.C.E., NTC/NBC credits or equivalents in THREE other subjects (mainly for Education Courses) and ND. For Education courses, Education may be accepted as a third A’ Level subject

(d) Minimum of lower credit grade in National Diploma or National Innovation Diploma and the O’Level requirements

THE CANDIDATES WILL BE REQUIRED TO PROVIDE THEIR JAMB REGISTRATION NUMBERS WITH WHICH THEY GAINED ADMISSION TO NCE/NID/DIPLOMA AND PREVIOUS DEGREE PROGRAMMES.
· QUALIFICATIONS AWARDED BY EXAMINATION BODIES (IJMB, CAMBRIDGE, WAEC, JUPEB, etc) APPROVED BY NIGERIA SHALL NOT REQUIRE ANY PRIOR JAMB NUMBER.

 

Every candidate is to note that the 1st choice can be a College of Education, University, Innovation Enterprise Institution, Polytechnic/Monotechnic, Nigerian Defence Academy or the Police Academy.

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JAMB Latest News Update Today for 2017/2018 UTME Admission

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This is a summary of latest updates from the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) concerning the 2017/2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results, cut off mark and admission.

The board said they will not release results of candidates identified in videos of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) to have indulged in exam malpractice and other unwholesome activities.

According to the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, the exam body has been busy in the past days reviewing recorded footage of the examination across the country, and that a number of candidates had been marked out for sanction.

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The registrar said, “Those who have not received (their results) are qualified not to receive for now. In all cases where there were no problems, we released results of the examination within 24 hours.

“But those who have not (received their results), they may not be culpable but we are investigating. Where we have reason to doubt anything or where we have report of anything that is not acceptable to us, we have withheld the results.

“And we will keep on releasing them as we clear them. For instance, this morning, we released another 15,000 results. But among those who sat in that centre, we have reasons, concrete evidence to say about 300 of them, their results will not be released because we know they were not in the hall where the examination took place”, he added.

Oloyode said that interested applicants can however still register for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) being written in the country.

He said the Senate gave him a mandate last month to extend the registration period by one month which would run into May 28, being the final day the board would close its registration portal, for interested candidates who may still want to register but have not done so because of some hitches.

The examination body also denied rumour of deductions in candidates’ marks in the ongoing exam.

They advised candidates not to pay any money to anybody as their results had already been sent to their mails and also uploaded on the JAMB result checker website.

Candidates are to login to check the result with their registration number or with email address to print.

About 1.7 million candidates registered for the 2017 UTME and sat for the examination in 642 centres across the country.

JAMB directs candidates to check UTME centres tomorrow

JAMB directs candidates to check UTME centres tomorrow

All appears set for the conduct of this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) as the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) yesterday directed candidates to check for their examination centres with effect from tomorrow on its website.

Head of Media and Information of the board, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, who disclosed this in a telephone interview ahead of the board examination billed to commence on Saturday, May 13 assured that necessary machinery has been put in place to ensure a hitch free exercise.

“We are good to go, every machinery has been put in motion, we enjoined parents and candidates to give us their support and on our part, we are assuring of a level playing filed for everyone.”

Benjamin disclosed that the board had so far registered more than 1.7 million candidates for the 2017 UTME across the country.

The board concluded the sale of 2017 UTME application document in a grand style recording over 1.7 million candidates at the close of the site by 12 midnight on Friday, May 5, 2017.

The JAMB’s spokesman who described the figure as unprecedented however assured that adequate facilities had been put in place to accommodate the upsurge in the number of candidates.

He said, “In 2016, about 1.2 million candidates wrote the examination. It was the same in 2015 and that was why we projected for 1.5milion candidates this year. Although registration period was reduced from six weeks to one month, despite this, we have recorded 1.7million candidates. This shows the effectiveness of our processes. It also shows that whenever you have a setback you should not give up.

“We have put everything in place to ensure the success of the examination. We have the capacity to accommodate 1.7million candidates. In 2016, we used 510 computer-based centres, including six foreign centres for 1.2million candidates. This year, we are making use of 633 centres. There is an increase of more than 100 centres to take care of the additional candidates.’’

He urged candidates who may experience any hitches during the examination not to panic so as not to fall into the hands of fraudsters while assuring that the board would be available to address their complaints.

JAMB exam to hold May 6, sale of forms begins March 20, 2017

JAMB exam to hold May 6, sale of forms begins March 20, 2017

JAMB exam to hold May 6, sale of forms begins March 20, 2017

• Blind candidates exempted from CBT
The Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Prof. Ishaq Oloyede yesterday disclosed that the 2017-2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) admission into the country’s tertiary institutions would hold between May 6 and 28.

Oloyede, who disclosed that blind candidates would be exempted from the Computer-Based Tests (CBT) due to inadequate training, added that experts would assess them and score them as appropriate.

Oloyede told reporters at a stakeholders meeting in Lagos that 600 CBT centres have been accredited across the country for the examination.

The registrar clarified that the one-month registration period was to eliminate all the ills associated with the prolonged exercise.
Oloyede further added that the board had concluded plans to hold a mock examination for interested candidates to test their level of preparedness for the examination.

He said: “It was necessary to change the system of assessing the blind candidates because the system was unfair to them, as they were not trained and do not have the capacity to buy the needed machines.

“It is unfair to give them the machine for a day or two and expect them to write the exams with it. We consulted with their leaders and agreed to change the modality. It is going to cost JAMB more, but it is more equitable.”

According to JAMB, the sale of forms would begin on March 20. Oloyede in a statement said the forms and registration would last till Wednesday April 19 2017 and close on Saturday April 22.

He said the reason was to allow candidates to write Further Mathematics examination conducted by the West African Examinations Council (WAEC).

Candidates are expected to pay N5, 500 for the registration package, which includes registration fees, reading text, syllabus and brochure.

JAMB TRAINS VISUALLY IMPAIRED NATIONWIDE

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JAMB TRAINS VISUALLY IMPAIRED NATIONWIDE

 

Determined to make the Computer Based Test all inclusive to different category of candidates with disability, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) embarked on nationwide training for visually impaired on the use of Apex Braille-note computer.

The Apex Braille-note computer is an electronic devise invented by the Board to enable visually impaired to take the Computer Based Test without stress like a normal Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination candidate.

The machine is affixed to a desktop computer and questions are deployed to it electronically with hearing aid. No fewer than 200 visually impaired participants in the training held at designated venues across the nation; namely South West Resource Centre in Abeokuta, Lagos , Kano, Enugu and Port Harcourt.

In a message shortly before the commencement of the training at the South Western Resource Centre, the Registrar told the participants that the Board exam was all-inclusive and as such would not exclude any candidate due to one disability or the other. The Registrar who spoke through the Director of Psychometrics, Mr. Omokunmi Popoola and was replicated across the other centres, pointed out that the training was designed to acquaint the visually impaired on the new technology, familiarize themselves on the usage before the examination.

Omokunmi stressed that the Board would not relent in her efforts to conduct credible and all-inclusive examination that would stand the test of time. In a remark at the South Western Resource centre, the visibly elated participants expressed joy and happiness for the thoughtfulness and equal level playing field given to them by JAMB. Mr Popoola Suraj from the Ogun State Ministry of Information and consultant and an instructor to the centre commended the Board for the “laudable initiative”. He said “the process JAMB has initiated was easy and friendly to use, I say kudos and I urge them to intensity continuous orientation through constant training.