Is JAMB really necessary? Should it be scrapped? What is the point of having a written exam if you can’t even get into a university? JAMB and postJAMB are both required to get admission into polytechnics and universities in Nigeria. There are many students who prefer the simpler way. JAMB and postJAMB are both widely used, but many students have had bad experiences with them.
JAMB is a form of post UTME
JAMB is a screening process for admission to universities and colleges in Nigeria. While some private institutions do not require JAMB, public institutions do. If you are applying to a public university, you must pass JAMB to be admitted. In addition, a Post UTME will determine your eligibility for admission. Some schools will add aptitude test questions to the exams. If you have a low score, you can apply to a private university instead.
The date for the next screening exercise by Nigerian universities is 2022/2023. The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fixed the minimum cut-off mark for universities as 160, while polytechnics and colleges of education will require a score of 120 or 100. The JAMB UTME is held after the WAEC examination, which normally takes place between March and April. This is usually followed by NECO.
The Post-UTME results for tertiary institutions in Nigeria are published online and are free to access. In fact, Nigerian universities aren’t using outside agents for the 2022/2023 admission exercise. This means that candidates can stop using third-party service providers in processing their applications. If you have trouble finding the results of your Post-UTME, sign up for free updates on JAMB and other related information.
After you’ve submitted your results, you’ll have to make friends with other students in your school. This way, they can help you study for the Post-UTME. JAMB has only one Post-UTME test, and the examination is conducted using the computer-based testing system. Moreover, it’s important to note that you must take your JAMB exam at JAMB-accredited examination centres in order to ensure that you receive a high score.
It is a written exam
Getting admission into higher educational institutions in Nigeria has become a difficult task every year. In order to streamline the admission process, academic institutions have instituted post-UTME examinations. These exams are designed to help schools filter out unsuitable applicants and select the best candidates for provisional admission. These examinations are administered to select students who have obtained high scores in JAMB and school entrance exams. Some students struggle with the test, while others supplement with courses they don’t really want to pursue.
Besides being a time-consuming process, a good JAMB and postJAMB examination is accompanied by strict rules for candidates to follow. First, it is important to note that JAMB and postJAMB in Nigeria are a written exam, and they are not to be confused with one another. The JAMB Exam is meant to curtail malpractice by students. It is also a money-making venture for universities. Therefore, it is important for students to conduct the exam honestly.
The two exams are not the same, but are similar in nature. In general, post UTME questions are objective assessments that assess a student’s knowledge of a particular subject. Therefore, a good way to prepare for post UTME is to use the same past-question or post-UTME question packs. However, they do have differences. The cut-off marks are determined by the school’s cut-off mark.
Unlike the UTME, the Post-JAMB exam is not more difficult. However, the questions that are asked in a post-JAMB exam are unpredictable. The post-UTME examination comprises four subjects: English, Mathematics, Physics, and Chemistry. In addition to the four main subjects, some schools also include aptitude test questions. Whether the test is easier or harder depends on the institution.
For students planning to take post-UTME examinations, it is imperative to obtain proper study materials. Most schools in Nigeria conduct a post-UTME examination after JAMB examinations. Post-UTME examinations are usually different from JAMB questions and may contain questions on current affairs in Nigeria. It is a good idea to ask your school what textbooks they recommend for post-UTME exam preparation.
It should be scrapped
JAMB and postJAMB exams should be scrapped in Nigeria. The federal government has made JAMB unnecessary by allowing universities to screen their candidates. The assessment process was not conclusive enough to guarantee admission into a Nigerian university. Moreover, the current system does not ensure fairness or accountability. Some companies and banks have outsourced the recruitment process to consultancy firms. The successful candidates are issued appointment letters automatically.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has reportedly backed the decision to scrap the general cut-off marks. The board also said that tertiary institutions must set their own minimum benchmarks to gain admittance to their programs. The decision, which was endorsed by the minister of education, has divided stakeholders into two camps. While some say it will weaken the grip of JAMB over universities, others argue that it will help fill vacancies at the universities.
Post-UTME has exacerbated this issue. Many universities have benefited financially from the Post-UTME test. However, many people do not agree with the decision. Some want to scrap JAMB altogether, and others argue that it should be left to Nigerian institutions. While it is impossible to completely scrap JAMB, the Post-UTME test costs have become a major burden for students.
While ASUU has called for the cancellation of UTME, the government should not rush into any decision. If they do, it will lead to a massive unemployment problem in Nigeria and further harm the education system. ASUU has no business calling for the UTME to be scrapped in Nigeria. The university system is in dire need of reform and should consult ASUU and other academics before making a final decision.
The Federal Government should abolish JAMB and post-JAMB examinations in Nigeria. These two tests are the source of boldface corruption in the education system in Nigeria. Admission officials and lecturers charge students hefty fees to get them into their desired institutions. LEDAP’s latest proposal calls for the declaration of post-UTME tests illegal and the elimination of post-UTME exams. This would mean a significant reduction in the cost of governance.