Functions of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board

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This article will inform you of the functions of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board and also relay its strides. We hope it is helpful for you.

A brief history of the joint Admission and matriculation board

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Functions of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board

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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board were established in 1978 to ensure uniformity in the conduct of the Matriculation Examination while offering admission into universities in Nigeria.

Functions of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board

Since its establishment, the joint admission and matriculation board has played a great role in the education sector.

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Some of the Functions of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board includes:

1. Syllables Review and development

The Joint Admission and matriculation board is saddled with the task of developing syllables for the Matriculation examination into schools of higher learning in line with the different fields of study. From time to time, it’s also conducting a review so as to make modifications as the need arises.

2. Brochure review and development

In a bid to inform potential students of higher learning and also to assist them on choice making, the joint Admission and matriculation board issues brochures to them.

This is a pamphlet that contains information pertaining to their different field of study including requirements etc.

This guides the candidates on the expected and helps them to make informed choices. It also makes a routine review for modifications too.

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3. Administration of the Matriculation Examination

It is a very important role of the Board to ensure a successful administration of examinations to candidates to enhance their consideration for admission in tertiary institutions.

JAMB sets standard examinations and monitors the same, making sure that students meet the criteria before getting admitted.

This is to ensure that the best candidates are being admitted for a smooth running of the school system.

4. Collection and prompt dissemination of information as it regards admission

It is another responsibility of JAMB to gather information from universities pertaining to their core admission requirements and also, to circulate the same so the candidates are properly guided. JAMB acts as an interface between candidates intending to study in tertiary institutions and their various institutions.

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5. It helps in the placement of students in institutions of higher learning

After administering a well-structured unified tertiary matriculation examination, it is evident that JAMB plays a great role in the placement of students in their respective institutions of higher learning.

It is saddled with the task of creating admission requirements while ensuring candidates’ credibility for consideration by its admission unit.

In all, the joint admission and matriculation board has pivoted the tertiary education system. Its various strides are very commendable and worth emulating.

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