How Many Years JAMB Result Last (JAMB Result Validity Period)

How Many Years JAMB Result Last: Welcome to, your number-one go-to website for all educational information. For many aspiring tertiary education students in Nigeria, the JAMB examination is a significant milestone. 

How Many Years JAMB Result Last

It’s that crucial test that determines whether they move on to the next stage of their academic journey or retake the exam. But, once you’ve crossed that bridge and gotten your JAMB result, another pressing question arises: “How long is this result valid for?” 

It’s an essential query, especially for those who might be considering taking a gap year, or for some reason, couldn’t secure admission immediately after their examination. 

In this article, we’ll talk about the validity period of a JAMB result. So, grab a seat, and let’s unravel this together.

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JAMB Result Validity Period

The validity period of a JAMB result, in simpler terms, refers to how long the JAMB result remains relevant or acceptable for admission purposes into Nigerian tertiary institutions.

The JAMB result validity period is just one (1) year. This means that the result can only be used to seek admission in a single year.

I know, I know!! The question you want to ask is what about the bill the Nigerian Senate passed in 2016 to increase the JAMB result validity period to 3 years? 

Yes, the Nigerian Senate passed the bill but was never approved! 

Why JAMB Results Cannot Be Used More than One Year

The registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Professor Ishaq Oloyede gave reasons why JAMB results are not valid for more than one Year.

He said, “JAMB result cannot be used beyond the year it was written because it is a ranking and not an achievement test”.

So, since JAMB helps universities rank students for admission, students cannot use last year’s ranking (last year’s JAMB result) for this year’s JAMB.

Check this out: How to Gain Admission Without JAMB

Frequently Asked Questions – FAQs

Does JAMB expire after a year?

Yes! JAMB expires after a year. Unlike WAEC which can be used for life, JAMB is for one year use only!!

How many times can I use JAMB?

JAMB results are valid for one year. This means that candidates can only use their JAMB results to apply for admission for one academic session.

Can JAMB be used twice?

No, JAMB results can only be used once! JAMB results are only valid for one year, and candidates who wish to apply for admission into tertiary institutions in the next year will need to sit for the JAMB exam again.

TeezabUpdate’s Conclusion

Understanding the validity period of the JAMB result is pivotal for every candidate aspiring to further their education in Nigeria. 

The road to tertiary education in Nigeria has its challenges, but with information and preparation, every hurdle can be crossed. Best of luck on your journey!

If you have any questions regarding this post simply leave us a comment in the comment box below and we will get back to you as soon as possible! See you next time! 

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