Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has expressed satisfaction with processes put in place by the board, ahead of the forthcoming 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Dr Emmanuel Ndukwe, Chairman, JAMB’s Governing Board, disclosed this during an inspection of Computer Based Test (CBT) centres across Lagos on Thursday 13th February, 2020.
While commending efforts of the owners of the centres, he stated that remarkable achievement had been recorded in the process in Lagos, especially with the ongoing registration of prospective candidates.
“I want to register my profound pleasure with what I have seen so far in these centres, especially with regards to the ongoing registration.
“I will like to say that these centres are performing according to the mandate given by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and with this I want to say that I am really impressed with Lagos centres,” he said.
“Lagos is the third state that we are visiting after Enugu and Abia, to monitor registration and see, first hand, the state of readiness of facilities for the conduct of this all Computer Based Test (CBT).
“In all, we have seen candidates having challenges to thumbprint due to congenital malfunctions, some others with hand malformations, cripple hand and sweating palms,” he added.
He further noted that the board was being proactive to register candidates with these challenges and that those who could not make it to Lagos office would be invited to JAMB office in Abuja for their own registration.
“The management of JAMB will bear all the cost of such candidates and those who may accompany them, until we find solution to their challenges,” he noted.
Edugist gathered that over one million candidates have so far registered for the examination nationwide.
The registration of candidates for both the UTME and Direct Entry commenced on Jan. 13 and would be concluded on Feb. 17.