Category Archives: JAMB

Buhari orders probe of JAMB, NIMASA, gives flood alert

By Johnbosco Agbakwuru ABUJA – PRESIDENT Muhammadu Buhari has ordered the probe of former managements of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, and the Nigerian Maritime Administration and Safety Agency, NIMASA, over what it called poor remittances in the past. This is as the current leadership of JAMB has for the first time remitted […]

Breaking: JAMB direct entry to close on Sept. 15

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it will close the Direct Entry e-Registration portal on Sept.15. Dr Fabian Benjamin, the Head of Media and Information of the board, said this in an interview with newsmen in Abuja on Friday. Benjamin advised candidates yet to register to do so before the deadline, saying that […]

New JAMB cut-off marks: A call for restraint

THE recent decision of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, to peg admission cut-off mark at 120 for universities and 100 for polytechnics and  colleges of education has continued to generate ripples from stakeholders in the education sector. This is not surprising because issues bordering on university admission in Nigeria have always been highly contentious. […]

Dirty secrets in the cut-off war

By Azu Ishiekwene ANYONE reading the papers last week will be forgiven to think that the worst demons from hell have descended on the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Cut-off points I have never liked JAMB, not because I ever attempted to take its exam or failed it. I guess I’m like most Direct […]

BUK rejects JAMB cut-off mark, pegs 180 baseline

By AbdulSalam Muhammad KANO – Bayero university, Kano has rejected the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) new benchmark of 120/100 as the university’s senate pegged 180 as minimum cut-off mark . Briefing reporters in Kano Monday, the Director Public Affairs of Bayero University, Kano Malam Ahmad Shehu said that the university’s senate pegged 180 […]

Cut-off marks reduced to stop Nigerians’ quest for foreign education —JAMB

By Joseph Erunke ABUJA—THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, explained, yesterday, that the decision by stakeholders in education sector to reduce tertiary institutions’ admission cut-off points, beginning with the 2017 academic calendar, was to stop the quest for foreign education by Nigerians. It also said the cut-off marks being condemned by the public, like […]

NANS threatens to call for JAMB scrapping

The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has threatened to call for the scrapping of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) if it failed to reverse the low cut off points for admission into universities and polytechnics. NANS National Public Relations Officer Bestman Okereafor made this known in statement made available to News Agency of […]