JAMB: 250,000 candidates yet to sit for UTME

JAMB: 250,000 candidates yet to sit for UTME

According to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), approximately 250,000 candidates are yet to take the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Out of the 1.6 million candidates registered, 1.350 million have already taken the exam.

JAMB Registrar, Prof. Isaq Oloyede, explained that the rescheduling of the exam for some candidates led to the delay in conducting the exam for the remaining students. Oloyede was impressed by the performance of the computer-based centres and the conduct of the candidates.

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The JAMB Registrar commended the committee for handling the visually impaired centre and providing a sense of belonging for candidates with disabilities. He encouraged students to work hard and avoid examination malpractice, which he said had significantly reduced in the country. Oloyede attributed the decline in malpractice to improved devices that can detect any form of exam malpractice.

He added that exams can no longer be disrupted as they were in the past, and that candidates cannot take the exam after the scheduled time has passed.

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