The Joint Admissions and Matriculation
Board (JAMB), is to conduct its optional
mock examination in January, preparatory to
a better examination later in the year.
The board made this disclosure in a
statement signed by its Head of Media, Mr
Fabian Benjamin and made available to
newsmen on Sunday in Abuja.
The board also reiterated the need for
candidates to register on time and ensure
that they follow due process in order to
avoid avoidable challenges.
“As we prepare for the 2018 examinations,
beginning with the optional mock, we urge
candidates to register on time, make clear
their choices of institutions, disciplines and
examination centres in the process.
“Candidates must note that their first choice
can be a College of Education, a university,
an Innovation Enterprise Institution, a
polytechnic or a monotechnic.
“Others include, the Nigerian Defence
Academy or the Police Academy.
“We will conduct a better examination,
ensure more transparent admission and
make more remittances to the government,”
stated the statement.
The board, which described 2017 as year of
transformation to success with the support
of stakeholders, added that 2017 was its
most eventful year so far.
“In 2017, the board conducted one of the
most transparent, inclusive and acceptable
examinations with the least incidence of
“We invested significantly in the
development of intellectual structures,
examination infrastructure and human
human resources.
“This will propel more development in 2018
and put the board in the position to
compete favourably with any public
institution; globally, be it an examination
body or service agency.
The board also noted that while it had
opened its “entire functionality to public
participation and scrutiny”, it had been able
to adopt some of the suggestions made by
the public, which it said, had helped “to
build the new JAMB”.
It promised to sustain and make better the
entire process in 2018, noting that the
success of its Central Admission Processing
System (CAPS) portal helped to achieve
“Candidates were exposed to the new
admission software to check admission
excesses and our aim is to ensure that no
candidate is unjustly treated.
“The only way to achieve this was to open
the process up for everybody to see who is
admitted, with what aggregate score, and
who is not and why is he or she was not
“Also, candidates were able to use the CAPS
window to monitor admissions into
institutions of choice to ensure that they are
not cheated”.
The board added that it would continue to
take up its statutory responsibility in order
to meet the mandate of the government,
which was to bring new ways of generating
revenue while also improving service to the
“We will continue to do everything possible
to support the drive of this administration
towards excellence”.

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