If you have a brother, sister, or relative sitting for the above JAMB, or perhaps you relate to teenagers preparing for the JAMB exam, you would have information of, and can relate to the above title.
JAMB means Joint Admission and Matriculation Board and it the official examining board for the Universities Matriculation Exam held yearly for prospective undergraduate students in Nigeria. JAMB is a national body established by the Federal government and has been the sole body established with the responsibility for conducting the UME to select students for admission. When a student’s scores are good in the exam and he meets the cut off mark for his university choice, JAMB issues him an official University admission letter through his university of choice.
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Let me give you a run-down, starting with jamb.org.ng:
In the above picture, #1 links to http://www.jambonline.org/, with IP address: 18.104.22.168. As of this writing, the page displays a blank-white.
#2 links to http://www.jambites.org/, with IP address: 22.214.171.124. “Powered by AfriBank”, this is an official information taken from the site itself:
JAMBiTeS information service is all you need to check your examination centre, notification of results and provisional admission status for UME, MPCE and DE candidates.
Then check out this screenshot:
Please note the red-circled URL: http://www.jambng.com/ with screen-shot below:
http://www.jambng.com/ with IP address: 126.96.36.199 gives information about the Organization, its board members / management team etc. It also includes statitstical data for application, exam-performance and admission for both the UME(University Matriculation Examination) and PCE(Polytechnic / College Examination), etc.
In summary, http://www.jambng.com/ is about JAMB, as an organization, and http://www.jamb.org.ng/ is for registration of candidates for the JAMB examination. While you are registered for the JAMB-examination, while you prepare/after sitting for the examination and awaiting results, you are a JamBite, so please move on to: http://www.jambites.org/.
The above circled info is quite similar with what we have at jambites.org, isn’t it. So can we conclude that Jambites.org and ambonline.org are the same sites….for checking JAMB results?
While these: http://www.mynecoexam.com/ and http://www.myjambexam.com/, both with IP address: 188.8.131.52 look parked, in addition to http://www.jambite.org/, another JAMB website I discovered is: http://www.myjambresult.com/ with IP: 184.108.40.206 for services that include result checking / printing, etc. Honestly, are you not JAMB bored already?
While the JAMB board and technical crew might be having a field day registering JAMB-related domain names everywhere by different registrars and hosting their applications around the world, I hope the multitude of information does not contribute to the high-failure rate of Jambites in Nigeria.
Please, can someone tell the JAMB board of directors, the JAMB team of Information Technology experts, etc., to please get real, wake up and consolidate all their numerous websites / applications under one roof / domain / team of contractors, so that potential JAMB candidates won’t end up totally confused as to the correct website/URL where they are supposed to get information, register for and check their results, etc. Talk about registering at some JAMB URL only for you to hear that you wrongly registered on the date of the examination.
And with so many websites that lead all over, is JAMB not inviting fraudsters who might begin printing re-charge cards of their own and directing victims to some extra-fraudulent JAMB registration website.
Now, the funny part:
http://www.waecnovdec.com is the WAEC registration website for the coming Nov/Dec-2009 season. And I’m thinking, how does/will WAEC’s technical crew differentiate WAEC registration web-sites on a yearly basis. Isn’t it better to have a single WAEC examination domain and then subdomains for as many exam sessions / applications and services as possible? for example: mayjune2009.waecnigeria.com, scratchcard.waecnigeria.org, results.waecnigeria.org, registration.waecnigeria.org, whathaveyou.waecnigeria.org.
And please are Africans in Yankee also taking WAEC? http://www.waec.us/, or maybe I’m totally mistaken.