JAMB News

Admission process for 2020 will not be affected by ASUU strike – JAMB official

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has assured that the ongoing strike action by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) would not affect the 2020/2021 admission process. This was disclosed by a senior official of JAMB while speaking with newsmen under the condition of anonymity. 

The JAMB official also revealed that efforts are on by the board in partnership with other stakeholders, to come up with all necessary information that will guide prospective candidates on how to complete admission processes into institutions of their choice. He said: “We have conducted the examinations and by the end of this month, we will be starting our admission process’’

Admission process for 2020 will not be affected by ASUU strike - JAMB official

He noted that Nigerian universities’ calendar has never been the same. According to him, while some institutions have finished the last session and are waiting for JAMB to give them the go-ahead to start admissions; some government institutions are in the first semester.

“Those who are ready will start and those ones who are not can do admissions and when they finish, they can now call their students.’’

After 2019 JAMB UTME, What’s Next? Here’s What Every Candidate Should Do

We can say that the 2019 JAMB UTME has officially been concluded. While some candidates are counting their gains, others are counting their losses. Which ever category you fall in, it is important to know that a high JAMB score is not an automatic ticket to higher institution neither does a low JAMB score automatically disqualify you for admission.

We have seen candidates with high JAMB scores who failed to secure admission into any institution and had to retake JAMB and we have equally seen candidates with low JAMB Scores (Less than 200) who gained admission without having to wait for another JAMB.

After 2019 JAMB UTME, What's Next? Here's What Every Candidate Should Do

So basically, a low or high JAMB score is not the ultimate determinant of who gains and who doesn&-8217;t gain admission. 

So at this point, what we expect all 2019 JAMB candidates to do is to ask the following critical questions?

>> What was my school&-8217;s cut-off mark last year ?

>> What was the cut-off mark for my intended course of study?

>> Do I need a change of course/institution? (Note: Change of course/institution has not commenced)

>> What&-8217;s the school&-8217;s Post-UTME Screening like?

>> How Can I prepare adequately for my school&-8217;s Post-UTME Screening?

The answers to these critical questions will help you know what next step to take towards successfully securing admission this year.

If going by your score, you stand a better chance of gaining admission in a polytechnic, by all means, go for it. Unless of course you don&-8217;t mind patronising JAMB next year. 

Another advise is this; do not wait for your school of choice to announce sales of Post-UTME form before you stat preparing for it. We have made available the Post-UTME Past Questions for various schools . Do well to get yours now by visiting this link.

Finally, do not also forget Myschool will be here for you all through the journey. So ensure you visit regularly for updates regarding the 2019/2020 Admission exercise.

Admission Success to you all!

Unable To Check or Confirm Your 2019 JAMB Result Online? – Let’s Help You

We understand that some candidates are still unable to check or confirm their SMS/Text JAMB results online, due to issues in accessing the portal or some other technical reasons (this does not include candidates their results were withheld). We therefore wish to use this medium to offer assistance to such JAMB Candidates who have been unable to check or confirm their SMS/Text JAMB results online.

The steps to easily check the result have already been provided. Check this link: JAMB 2019 Result Portal Enabled &-8211; Check Yours Online for details.

Unable To Check or Confirm Your 2019 JAMB Result Online? - Let's Help You

However, if you are still unable to access your result, we urge that you provide your JAMB registration Number on the comment section as a new comment (not as a reply to someone else&-8217;s comment) and myschoolers will help check the result for you.

The outcome (your score/result) will be posted for free as a reply to your comment as soon as possible.

For those who will be helping candidates check their results, please ensure you post the full details of the result as a reply right under the comment of the candidate that requested that his/her result be checked. The details of the result should be exactly same way it appears on JAMB portal to avoid confusion.

Why 2019 UTME Top Scorer May Not Be Offered Admission by His Preferred School

15-year-old Ekene Franklin, who broke the record with the highest score of 347 of 400 in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME), with English (78), Mathematics (91), Physics (86) and Chemistry (92)., may not get admission into his preferred University of Lagos (UNILAG), on account of his age. 

There is a law that puts a limit on the age by which a student can start his/her academic journey in any public University in Nigeria. According to the law, the &-8216;standard&-8217; and official age for admission into public University is Sixteen(16). The admission seeker is expected to be sixteen by the 1st of October in the year of admission if not all hope of securing admission will be a mirage.

Why 2019 UTME Top Scorer May Not Be Offered Admission by His Preferred School

There are many justifications for this Law both from academics and counsellors. The summary of which is that most of the under-16 brilliant students are not &-8217;emotionally mature&-8217; to withstand the multi-tasking that tertiary education demands. Another reason is that they are still impressionable and may be easily influenced by the antics of the adults in tertiary institutions. 

For this reason, Franklin might not be offered admission for his dream course at the University of Lagos, come the beginning of a new session except he is 16 by then.

Education Minister Lauds JAMB for Service Delivery, Integrity

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has been commended by the Minister for Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu for ensuring service delivery to the public. His commendation was given during the unveiling of the remodeled JAMB Headquarters Complex in Bwari Abuja, on Saturday.

Adamu, represented by Prof. Abubakar Rasheed, Executive Secretary, National University Commission said that the board’s show of integrity was worth emulating, and the board continued to be the flagship of the education sector in terms of transparent and honest service delivery.

Education Minister Lauds JAMB for Service Delivery, Integrity

Adamu also mentioned that the board&-8217;s probe into the conduct of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and its relationship with intent, plans, and execution of examination malpractice was not a misplaced one. He said that the outcome of the exercise had revealed a lot of rot in the education system. Speaking further, he expreesed his disppointment in the fact that examination malpractice was mostly practised by the youths who are the leaders of tomorrow.

He made disclosed that the Federal Ministry of Education was in full support of JAMB’s efforts. He said that the Ministry would continue to assist JAMB to ensure that the syndicate in the examination industry is confronted in the overall interest of the country.

He directed that all public examination bodies must ensure the clean up and sanitation of their registration processes, in emulation of JAMB. and expressed satisfaction that the Board had been prudent in expending its resources and getting value for the same, while also calling on the staff and community to use the facilities efficiently.