The Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) has been trending on social media over the grammatical blunders it made while responding to complaints from some candidates.
The exam body, while attending to enquiries and complaints from some candidates via Twitter on Monday, “inadvertently” used “Am” in place of “I’m or I am”.
The error became very “costly” and got many startled when the handler wrote “main time” instead of “meantime.”
“Send your ticket number for me to confirm. Am sure you must have been attended to,” it replied a user, telling another complainer that “we would check and get back to you but in the main time send the reference number.”
The gaffes did not go unnoticed as some Nigerians took to the microblogging platform to register their different reactions.
As of the time this report was filed, some internet users have adopted hilarious comments and memes to ridicule the handler’s literacy.
“Even jamb doesn’t know the difference between am and I’m,” a Twitter user said.
“Dear JAMB, stop disgracing yourself here. As an organization it should be “kindly send/forward “us” your ticket number for confirmation” not “me” and it should be “I’m” not “Am”. And whoever is running this account definitely failed jamb Lmao,” another user said.
“So you got the balls to fail us in English when you also spell “Am” instead of “I’m” What’s JAMB’S JAMB score in English,” a user asked.
Here is what some Nigerians had to say:
No wonder I scored less than 200 in 2012. It's I'm and not am. How sure am I that the marker of my first Jamb marked it correctly?!
Nigger probably took my 'A. I'm for B. Am' in question 8. _____ is a boy. Fvck you 🤕 pic.twitter.com/fxu64cLe51
— BrezzIsLife (@jayythedope) December 3, 2019Advertisement
Even jamb doesn’t know the difference between am and I’m 🤣🤣🤣 https://t.co/B2oSob4dxA
— Samiat (@_plexy) December 3, 2019
It's I'm not Am, The official JAMB handle should not be making this kind of mistake! https://t.co/dBMCPoc9wK
— Reed Sternberg 🦅 (@EldaRicardo) December 3, 2019
The people who are operating the JAMB Twitter account need to take ‘JAMB’. pic.twitter.com/KXqRy1MKIf
— Chidi Okereke (@Chydee) December 3, 2019
Jamb go fail Jamb…😄😄😄 https://t.co/Aqq4g5N5iZ
— Babatunde™ (@JayBabsEmmy) December 3, 2019
JAMB does not know the difference between "Am" and "I am?" https://t.co/1WYdBzl0uA
— No one (Pilot by Affidavit) (@ilynem) December 3, 2019
If a whole Jamb doesn’t know the difference between “I’m” and “am” then I don’t know where to start my prayer for Nigeria from o. https://t.co/dz5oTb4Id0
— I like you that’s why i (@Mayowathefirst) December 3, 2019
Jamb just allow us use only WAEC enter University… you’ve failed us 🤦😢😢
— Prince_CJN🌍 (@prince_cjn) December 3, 2019
That official JAMB twitter account handler go write the exam reach one hundred and onety-one times
— Series Abíọ́dún (@Engr_Series) December 3, 2019
Dear JAMB, stop disgracing yourself here. As an organization it should be "kindly send/forward "us" your ticket number for confirmation" not "me" and it should be "I'm" not "Am".
And whoever is running this account definitely failed jamb
— Z A N N A H✨ (@__usyy) December 3, 2019
JAMB used "Am" for "I'm" but will be setting those evil English questions for candidates. 😔😔😔😔 https://t.co/WPC4D0Sqg3
— The Only Email That Finds You Well (@Ethereal_ilo) December 3, 2019
🤣🤣 even jamb can’t even pass jamb
— Director of Currency (@AbiodunSuazzo) December 3, 2019
Jamb wey fit take high standard question kee person brain 😂
"Am" ?? 🤡🤡🤡🤡🤡 https://t.co/SsxmDN0o06
— FairyGbemie🦋 (@Reddishwine3) December 3, 2019
Jamb using “am” instead of “i'm” tells you all you need to know about the Nigerian system as a whole. pic.twitter.com/bDqA88866z
— Sarcastic Frank™ (@franklinto) December 3, 2019
How does JAMB even have the audacity to fail people when they themselves need to take JAMB again ? https://t.co/7ki3npeyLG
— ebele. (@ebelee_) December 3, 2019
A whole Jamb for that matter “Am" instead of “I'm" and they still fail students. OMG! What a big disgrace! 😥🤦🏿♂ https://t.co/l9D8qllpln
— 𝐭𝐫𝐞𝐧𝐝𝐲 𝐭𝐢𝐦𝐢𝐜 || 🇳🇬🇺🇸 (@trendydjtimic) December 3, 2019
So you got the balls to fail us in English when you also spell "Am" instead of "I'm"
What's JAMB'S JAMB score in English? https://t.co/YaaBSDebQP
— Baba Gaddafi©️ (@iam_MustyK007) December 3, 2019
Even the person handling JAMB is using "Am" instead of "I'm".
We are a joke https://t.co/hJqUIfnog6
— Ichie Bullion (@principe_viii) December 3, 2019
No wonder JAMB jams people …they themselves don’t know book o…chaiii…ayaff suffered pic.twitter.com/OietVX7KWU
— TN Jumper 🗯 (@nuel_jumper) December 3, 2019
I think Jamb was jammed when Jamb wrote Jamb. Am sure you must have been attended to by Oga at the top. 😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 https://t.co/eP5GzGsCxA
— Taiwo Emmanuel (@emmyword) December 3, 2019
I’m not Am
Dear Nigerians, don’t kill yourselves with book… even JAMB NO PASS JAMB 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/wff0ftfVYn
— Nosa (@Nosascop) December 3, 2019
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No one is above mistake
It’s just a mistake. It could’ve been from the computer’s spell check features. It occurs sometimes. Let’s not be boorish, let’s be civilized.
It might even not be from the officials. It could be one of the computer operators in the office that has access to replying messages at the JAMB’S office. Please, let’s be guided.
This is so funny! With the number of results JAMB has marked they should now the difference between – am or I’m”. But if you think they don’t know; Dear complainer, if JAMB ever failed you go and ask for a refund. Lol….
It May be a mistake from the typing
How about this.
Who know how many tweets the guy attends to everyday??
Probably The person was tired.
Or possibly typographical error.
No o.e is above mistakes