JAMB sets for Conduct of UTME Mock Exams 2017 | Felix Omoko Blog


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has allayed fear over this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), stating that it has adequately addressed the challenges encountered in the process of registration for every applicant.
A top official of JAMB disclosed to our correspondents at the weekend that the agency was more than ready to conduct the scheduled mock examination for willing applicants to test-run the efficiency of the 600 Computer Based Test Center it approved for this year’s examination.

The date for conduct of the mock exam, which is voluntary for all registered JAMB applicants, according to officials, would be announced anytime this week.

JAMB has said it postponed the scheduled Mock Examination penultimate week, owing to technical hitches it encountered along the line, and more importantly to allow willing applicants who were yet to register as at then, partake in the test-run examination.

Reports from across the CBT Centers are indicating that the process of registration for this year’s JAMB has eased up since many applicants took the option of registering with their ATM cards, a new option made possible for the registration process by JAMB.

The development has eased off tension at the CBT Centers across the federation, in which case, most applicants who, hitherto, were not able to register have now been able to do so, using ATM cards.

JAMB, it was learnt, has started inspecting the CBT centers to ascertain their level compliance with a directive that each of them should have a minimum of 250 computer systems duly connected to a functional sever as well as a functional generating plant and CCTV within and outside the examination premises.

An officials said activities during the 2017/18 UTME from all the examination centers would be monitored at the National Headquarters of JAMB, a development he said will rule out any form of cheating during the examination.