Ever wondered why there was no JAMB in the year 1996? I am sure most of you must have noticed that there are no past questions for that year.
Before diving into today’s topic if you are planning on registering for JAMB this year (2021), read my complete guide on the registration.
As humans when bad things occur, we can’t change or reverse them.
Those that missed JAMB that year simultaneously missed the opportunity of gaining admission and has to sit at home for a year.
Why JAMB Was Not Conducted in 1996?
In the year 1996, JAMB was not conducted due to the fact that all universities were on strike.
They were not able to admit any students that year because 1995 candidates have not been admitted.
I would say that year was worst than any bad year you have ever experienced. General Sani Abacha was the president of Nigeria then.
There were a lot of bomb explosions in 1996 in Nigeria and different elections were canceled.
It was also the year six states were created in Nigeria (Bayelsa, Nasarawa, Gombe, Zamfara, Ekiti, and Ebonyi State).
Those who sat for JAMB in 1995 were admitted in 1997, so those who missed JAMB in 1996 due to strikes and elections sat for the exam in 1997.
Today, no matter how much time you spend searching 1996 JAMB past questions, you can never find it coz it doesn’t exist.
Can This Repeat Itself in The Future?
I can’t say because I’m neither a prophet nor a time traveler. But it is possible, just look at how the covid-19/pandemic affected the education community in Nigeria in 2020/2021.
There is no problem with you sitting at home for some time before JAMB, in fact, it is more of an opportunity for you to study more.
Don’t give up on your studies but try to learn a skill that can earn you some money while in school or even after you graduate.
I guess you now know what happened to JAMB in 1996 and why it was not conducted. If you have more questions for me, you can drop your comments below.