JAMB exams begin nationwide

Temitope Mustapha, Abuja

Joint Admissions Matriculation Board, JAMB, says the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations have fully commenced in Nigeria and across the globe.

Jamb Registrar , Professor Dibu Ojerinde said in Abuja that the examinations which are computer based tests are planned in three sections and scheduled to hold in 521 centers in Nigeria.

Professor Ojerinde added that the examination body introduced an in built calculator mode on each candidate’s computer to ensure efficiency and rule out examination malpractices.

He added that the decision to fully commence the exams on Monday 29th was to be able to accommodate the planned sections adding that the circumstances of environmental issues in some states made the board to conduct exams for only one section.

“Yes, we decided to start our exams on Saturday and because of environmental programmes of some states, we had to hold a session of the exams by Monday, 29th. Our exams will start fully in our 521 centers in Nigeria and some other centers abroad.

For this year, we decided to make the calculators inbuilt on the computer. That way, we believe it’s a new strategy and we will be able to curtail issues of examination malpractices,” he added.

The Jamb Registrar said the examinations would last for fourteen days( two weeks).

The UTME is also being conducted in Benin Republic, Ghana ,Cameroon, Johannesburg, Ethiopia, Saudi Arabia and Britain.