The Joint Administration and matriculation board has remain a major exams body conducting Universities matriculation examinations (UTME) in all the states of the federal republic of Nigeria and is highly required for admission into various universities,polytechnics and other tertiary institutions.
REASONS WHY STUDENTS FAIL JAMB
Various students have been finding different reasons why students fail JAMB and the way of preventing JAMB failure, looking for every way to pass JAMB no matter what.
I’ll explain the major reasons why students failure JAMB on this heading and as you read further, we’ll also look at the solutions/fix to pass JAMB examination with ease.
1. FAILURE TO REGISTER AND PREPARE IN TIME
Even Though registration for JAMB usually take a very long time now, however the fact that Jamb offers enough time for the registration is not a ground for candidates to register late for the exams. A lot of students waste time at the beginning thinking in mind that there is enough time unfortunately for some they ended up not doing well in that exam due to lack of preparation and late registration
Here is how late registration affects candidates:
Some Candidates are given unconducive centers.
Some are slated for rural areas and under-developed areas they are not familiar with as thier exam centres
All these can cause candidates to fail the UTME exam
2. FAILURE TO FOLLOW UP-TO-DATE JAMB SYLLABUS
Most of the candidates are misguided on the materials needed to blast the UTME exam for each subject combination registered as a result a lot of JAMBites ended up reading wrong and unnecessary materials which resulted to their failures.
Jamb syllabus have been one of the key and veritable tool in the hand of student seeking admission into high institution. Research has shown that 85 percent of those that excel in Jamb are those who study the syllabus comprehensively. Many students have recorded successes in thier UTME exam because of the implacable study of the JAMB syllabus given.
3.INDIGENT AND POOR STUDY HABITS
The supreme and paramount thing to do while preparing for UTME exams is to study very well while some students are too lazy to study some give excuses for not being able to study. No matter the tight schedule of a candidate, it is always adviceable for a candidate to create time for effective and potent studies.
It will also be advantageous and good for a candidiate to enroll in extra-moral classes or JAMB lessons especially for those that are having problem with excellent academic performance
4.MISINFORMATION ABOUT JAMB
A lot of people give fake information which has no relationship with the UTME exam. Many students are misinform on how JAMB really works which eventually can lead to their failures. Candidate are therefore advice to stick to the only information given by JAMB
5. UNCONDUCIVE EXAM CENTRES
Some of the JAMB candidates are given rural areas centre they are not familiar with as their exam centres this could pose a threat to their performance in the exam. Many find it difficult to adapt to the unconducive environment where they were given to write exam which pose a psychological effect on many students
6. COMPUTER ILLITERACY
Despite the fact that we are in a computer era where computer and other related devices are easily accessed, yet computer illiteracy still rocks among young school leavers. Many candidates find it difficult to handle some part of the computer needed to write the exam and some are even too slow with it which as a result may influence or hinder their performances badly.
Since 2014, Jamb had progressed from PPT to CBT which made way for the utilization of computers for the exams.
It is appaling that many candidates still cannot operate this computers during exams and thereby failure comes in. It is adviceable for can didates to undergo Computer Base Training before the day of their exams
even though JAMB provides some of the material like calculator,working sheet for all the candidates, some candidates as a result of their uncalmness on the exam day they forget necessary things to be taken to the exam hall.
Students are therefore advice to read the necessary instructions and adhere to it before departing for the exam
Over the years with my experience of JAMB,UTME exam is not something you can be too sure of it that you will pass. Some students who pass exams often assume that they know everything thus they study less or not at all assuming that they know everything, these over-confidence experience unfortunately result in student failing exams as student encounter topics which they have less knowledge or no knowledge at all making them to fail exams.
9. PERCEPTIONS AND DISCERNMENT
Some students have bad perceptions that they will fail the exams even when they have not yet sat for it. This mind set makes the student to fail the exam during the course of writing it.
Some candidates that have been writing it many times too without scoring good also atimes have this bad mindset that they can never pass the exam whenever they are re-writing it
10. INSUFFICIENT FINANCE
Many candidates are struggling with financial capabilities to able to do a lot of necessary things which as a result may affect their performances. Insufficient funds make some candidates not to attend necessary classes or buy essential materials needed to pass the UTME exam which as a result make some students to fail the exam.
With my little years of experience and research, i have discover that students who score high in the Examination have psychologically prepared not to fail.
This article will not only teach you how not to fail. It will also mentally and psychologically place you ahead of your colleagues during the examination.
1. STUDY EARLY AND BE DETERMINED
Start your preparation for the UTME exam very early and be focused and determined this will help you gain confidence when the exam is near.
Don’t wait until exam time before you start to study this will be too much and heavy for you to deal with as there will be no time again very well for you to read all the necessary things you ought to have.
If you don’t want to fail JAMB CBT this year, you must start your preparing now. You don’t need to wait until the exam time is near
Of recent, JAMB exams are usually conducted in the Month of April or May. It is not a bad idea if you start preparing 6-7 months to the exams. what fails most students in JAMB is their inability to prepare for exam in time.
2.PRACTICE JAMB CBT SOFTWARE AND PAST QUESTIONS
The era of PPT has gone its adviceable for candidates to practice JAMB cbt software so as to get familiar with type of question you may encounter and over the years with my experience of JAMB usually every year JAMB repeat past questions in their exam so candidates should create time in studying the past questions over the years very even if possible you cram it word for word this will save your time and boost your score very well
With this in mind, you should practice JAMB CBT past questions with a computer or a mobile software.
More importantly, learn to always time yourself while practising your past questions with these softwares. you should be serious about it.
If for instance, you are given 60 minuites to answer each paper, you should train yourself with 50 minuites. This technique will help you during real exams. you need to be smart and know this tactics.
3. BE CONFIDENT IN YOURSELF
Don’t be afraid of the exam especially if you are writing it for the first time do not have a bad mind set or doubt that you can’t pass the exam.
you need to be confident in yourself. This is where your psychology comes to play. Be positive in your thinking. Determine within yourself that ” I will not fail JAMB CBT exams this year”. and it will work for you
4. ATTEND JAMB TUTORIAL
Attend JAMB lessons if possible the one organised by the JAMB officials it will help you a lot as all what you needed will be taught. In tutorials you have the opportunity to ask any question or topics that is not clear to you and you will be tested on so as to know your weaknesses
5.MEET THE RIGHT PEOPLE
Your success in Jamb is directly determine by the person you work with with. Your hangout is what eventually determines your hunger. You need certain persons to achieve your desired score in the UTME exam
Here are some of the five persons you need to work with when you are preparing for the exam
The Jamb writer
All these people will guide and help you towards your desired score in JAMB
6.ARRIVE EXAM HALL VERY EARLY
Especially if you are writing the exam in the morning all your preparation should have stopped a day before before the exam so has to avoid unnecessary delays in the exam which may inturn affect your performance in the exam.
Always make sure you arrive at the exam center 1hr before the exam time this will help you get settled and calm before the exam will start.
This post is purely educational it’s advisable for all the students writing JAMB to read and digest very well to achieve their goals