All the Latest News on JAMB 2020

Every year since 1978, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB has been conducting entrance examinations for school leavers and admission seeking candidates. The exam helps the candidates to be considered for admission into higher institutions. This articles provides all the latest relevant news that candidates should know about JAMB

Latest JAMB News in Nigeria

Not only does the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) conduct entrance examinations for prospective undergraduates into universities. The body also administers similar examinations for applicants to Nigerian public and private polytechnics, monotechnics as well colleges of educations.

Latest News on JAMB UTME/DE Requirement

All of the candidates who intend to write JAMB any year are expected to have obtained the former West Africa School Certificate, now referred to as the West African Examinations Council, WAEC, or its generally accepted equivalent, National Examination Council (Nigeria), NECO. Although it is a mandatory requirement to gain admission into any higher institution. it is possible for candidates to still sit for the JAMB exam without having obtained the WAEC or NECO result. This category of candidates usually have to fill their JAMB form indicating their “awaiting result ” status.

However, it is advised that candidates obtain their results or ensure its ready before sitting for the JAMB examination as this could delay their admission. For instance, a candidate who does not have the result may not be considered for admission even if he or she has scored a high mark in JAMB. Every candidate is expected to have at least 5 credits in either WAEC or NECO or both of them combined to be considered for admission into a higher institution.

Latest News on JAMB registration and Profile Creation

In order to sit for the JAMB examination, candidates are expected to register for the examination online, this process is called the CBT registration and involves the creation of an online profile on the jamb portal.

How to create a JAMB Profile/ CBT Registration

All candidates willing to sit for the JAMB exam must create an online JAMB profile. This is a prerequisite to the CBT registration and is a fairly simple process.
1. Log on to the jamb official website portal
2. You will find a space to fill in your email address. You should ensure that this address is valid and active.
3. Then, go back to your email inbox to verify . in case you do not find a verification mail in your inbox, ensure you check your spam or junk folder.
4. Next you should check the link in your inbox to proceed with your registration.
5. A page will load up for you to enter your details ( name , surname, birthday, password etc.)
6. After you have filled all the necessary detail, click on the “sign up” button

More information on Jamb Profile creation

1. It is preferable to register using a computer but then you can also use an android with a chrome or Firefox browser.
2. Avoid using Opera min or an outdated browser for your JAMB registration
3. Fill in complete and accurate data. Make sure you cross check your responses.
4. Use the same email throughout your JAMB registration

How to Update Previously registered JAMB profile

If you have already registered on the JAMB portal, you may need to update your profile. Here are simple steps to update your JAMB profile;
1. Log on to the JAMB official portal here
2. Search for the button that says “click to create account /login” and then click
3. Now you need to log in. Simply put in your valid email address and password and click on “log in”
4. You can then go ahead to update your profile

How to Update your JAMB Profile if you forgot password

1. Log on to the JAMB official portal here
2. Search for the button that says “click to create account /login” and then click
3. click on forgot your password? Click here to reset.
4. you will receive a link in your email inbox , click the link to reset your password
5. Login then update your JAMB profile as you please

JAMB Central Admission Processing System CAP News

The Registrar of JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede during the 2017 Combined Policy Meetings on Admissions into Tertiary Institutions in Nigeria announced the introduction of a Central Admission Processing System, JAMB CAPS. As an implication, the system will spearhead a free, fair and credible admission processes among institutions.
With the JAMB CAPS, candidates can see their admission status and accept or reject admission offer as they desire.

NOTE: A candidate loses  all chances of gaining admission into another institution that year once he or she accepts an admission offer on JAMB CAPS.

Click here to read further on the JAMB CAPS and how it works.

More information on the JAMB Central Admission Processing System CAPS

With the JAMB CAPS, higher institutions will only be able to admit candidates that meet their cut off marks. So this means that no candidates no matter the affinity or connection, will be able to gain admission without meeting the cut off for that institution.
Also, institutions can visit the CAPS system as a market to extract candidates. For instance, a university could visit the system to demand candidates that meet their cut off and offer them admission without any special preference given to any candidate.

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