7th Oct, 23
Author: Aditi Joshi
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Parents Guide to Supporting a JAMB Candidate

As a parent, your role in guiding and supporting Nigerian students through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination is crucial. This blog post aims to provide you with valuable insights and practical tips on how to be a pillar of support for your child as they prepare for the JAMB examination.

Understanding the JAMB Examination Process

Before offering your support, it's essential to familiarize yourself with the JAMB examination process. This includes understanding the JAMB exam format, the JAMB registration timeline, and the important dates associated with the exam. You can find this information on the official JAMB website (www.jamb.gov.ng).

Providing JAMB Exam Resources

Support your child by ensuring they have access to the necessary resources for effective JAMB exam preparation:

  1. JAMB Registration: Assist them in completing their JAMB registration within the stipulated timeline to avoid missing important deadlines.

  2. Study Materials: Help them acquire recommended textbooks, past questions, and other relevant JAMB exam resources.

  3. A Quiet Study Space: Create a conducive study environment at home, free from distractions, to aid their concentration during JAMB exam preparation.

  4. Financial Support: Be prepared to provide financial support for JAMB registration fees and any additional costs associated with the exam.

Emotional and Psychological Support

Preparing for the JAMB examination can be a stressful time for students. Offer emotional and psychological support by:

  1. Encouraging Positivity: Remind your child of their capabilities and potential for success in the JAMB examination.

  2. Stress Management: Teach stress-reduction techniques such as deep breathing exercises and relaxation methods to help them stay calm during the JAMB exam preparation process.

Parental Involvement in JAMB Preparation

Your active involvement in your child's JAMB preparation can make a significant difference. Participate in their JAMB exam support and guidance by:

  1. Navigating JAMB Challenges: Understand the common challenges that JAMB candidates face and be prepared to help them overcome these obstacles.

  2. Attending Parent-Teacher Meetings: Engage in parent-teacher meetings at your child's school to stay informed about their academic progress and identify areas where additional support may be needed.

Exploring Post-JAMB Options

In the event that your child does not secure immediate admission to their desired institution after the JAMB examination, it's important to explore alternative options:

  1. Consider Other Institutions: Look into applying to other institutions that may still be accepting admissions.

  2. Skill Acquisition Programs: Explore vocational training or skill acquisition programs to enhance their qualifications and skills.

  3. Future Academic Success: Discuss and plan for alternative academic and career paths with your child, ensuring that their goals and aspirations remain a priority.

Your support as a parent during the JAMB examination process is invaluable. By understanding the JAMB examination, providing resources, offering emotional support, and being actively involved, you can help your child navigate the challenges of JAMB with confidence. Remember that your encouragement and involvement play a significant role in their success.

Read more JAMB related blogs here - The Importance of a Targeted Study SchedulePost-JAMB What Comes Next Your Roadmap to Admission SuccessA Step-by-Step Guide on How to Register for JAMB UTME

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