Friday, 29 January 2016

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board
(JAMB) on Thursday said it had sold more than one
million application forms for the 2016 Unified
Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The board’s Director of Media and Information, Dr
Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in a telephone
interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in
Lagos.
According to him, the figure is likely to rise by the
time the sale of the forms closes on Jan. 29.
NAN reports that about 1.5 million forms were sold
in 2015.
Benjamin said more than 400 centres within and
outside the country were accredited for the
examination this year.
“I want to state that over one million application
documents have already been sold for this year’s
all Computer Based Test (CBT) UTME examination.
“So far, we have concluded arrangement for the
smooth conduct of the examination.
“All our technical staff and engineers have been
given the necessary training and they have carried
out proper familiarisation tour of these centres.
“This is in a bid to ensure an improved outing during
the entire duration of the examination,’’ he said.
According to Benjamin, the board is committed to
ensuring that the future of the Nigerian child is
secured.
“We will also continue to sustain the board’s
integrity as one of the best examination bodies in
Africa,’’ the director said.
He said that the board was still holding
consultations on the exact date in February when
the examination would begin. (NAN)

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