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JAMB Registrar Reveals How 2019 UTME Will Be Conducted

Prof. Ishaq Oloyede. Photo: Guardian Nigeria
Prof. Ishaq Oloyede. Photo: Guardian Nigeria

Register, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, said the board has introduced new innovations for successful conduct of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Registrar made this known in Abuja on Monday at the meeting of critical stakeholders on strategic planning and preparations for supervision and evaluation of administration of 2019 UTME slated to hold between April 11 and April 15, 2019.

Oloyede stated that a robust item backed with appropriate safeguard had been developed by moving toward open examination with one million questions per subject which would soon be effected.

“A separate indicator had also been created for the deaf (mute) to differentiate them for special attention at the examination center. Efforts are on to provide option of special centers or mainstreaming for the blind.

“We now have live report on centers that registered any candidate, the time the candidate was registered, who registered the candidate, computer system used, the location of registration.

“All these are done through our enhanced monitoring system. I want to warn candidates expected to sit for its examination to ensure their biometrics were taken and verified or risk sitting for the examination,” the Registrar stated.

Oloyede called on candidates to comply with the rules of engagement governing the registration and examination of the UTME.

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