JAMB Holds 2021 UTME Exams In Ghana, Abidjan, Cameroon, Others

JAMB Holds 2021 UTME Exams In Ghana, Abidjan, Cameroon, Others

JAMB Holds 2021 UTME Exams In Ghana, Abidjan, Cameroon, Others

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has conducted the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for foreign candidates desirous of securing admission into Nigerian tertiary institutions. 


The examination, which was held in Abidjan, Cote d ‘Ivoire, Accra, Ghana, and Buea, Cameroon.

However, the conduct of the examination was stalled in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Cotonou, Benin Republic; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, Johannesburg, South Africa; London, United Kingdom, and Nairobi, Kenya, owing to COVID-19 restrictions.


It is to be noted that the conduct of examinations in foreign centres is part of the Board’s conscious strategies to market the nation’s tertiary institutions to Nigerians in the Diaspora as well as international candidates.


The board, is at the moment, exploring the possibility of having more centres with Europe and America being major targets.


It is to be noted that the ranking of our tertiary institutions would continue to be abysmally low until we improve on several vital performance indicators.


Thus, attracting international students would assist in making our tertiary institutions, especially the universities, truly universal and prepared to compete with their peers across the globe.


You will recall that the board had, in its quest to find a seamless process that would attract foreign candidates into Nigerian tertiary institutions, constituted an Internationalisation Committee headed by Prof. Attahiru Jega and comprising very distinguished scholars, most of whom are former Vice-Chancellors, representatives of the National Universities Commission (NUC), National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) and National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) as members.


The report of the Committee was submitted to the Hon. Minister of Education, Mal. Adamu Adamu, who saw the critical role it would play in terms of opening our institutions to the world, had reconstituted the yet-to-be inaugurated National Committee on Internationalisation also to be headed by Prof. Attahiru Jega.

Recall that the Times Higher Education (THE) 2021 Impact Rankings ranked only two universities in Nigeria, the University of Ibadan (UI) and the University of Nigeria, Nsukka (UNN) with a percent score in international student ranking.