- JAMB registrar has said that efforts are being made by the board to ensure the validation of centres that would be used for the 2022 UTME
- This was made known in the board's weekly bulletin released on Monday, December 13, by JAMB's headquarters
- According to the board, only computer-based centres that are 100 per cent prepared would be used for the 2022 UTME
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Monday, December 13, said that only computer-based centres that were 100 per cent prepared would be used for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The Nation reports that the board in its weekly bulletin from the office of the registrar said that test centres that were never prepared for the purpose of the examination will not be used for the UTME.
Adding that this is part of the arrangement by JAMB to validate and accredit the centres for the examination, the board said its decision followed meetings with its key advisors and zonal and state coordinators and technical officers.
According to the bulletin, JAMB's registrar, Ishaq Olyede, said the validation exercise is necessary in order to assess the conduct of the UTME.
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The exercise would also help the board highlight areas that need improvement and as such prefer solutions for these challenges.
The Guardian reports that the validation exercise will start after all modalities needed to conclude the process are put in place.
JAMB's registrar said:
“This is in addition to giving other new ones with the opportunity to showcase their capacity and be included if found suitable while ensuring that any centre that is lacking in terms of technical and infrastructural specifications is excluded from the exercise.”
JAMB introduces new literature text for four languages
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that JAMB had introduced new literature texts for four language subjects, Arabic, Igbo, Yoruba, Hausa, including Literature-in-English.
This new development by the board was made public in its weekly bulletin published on Monday, December 6.
The board also made it clear that the changes would take effect from the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Students with illegal university admissions to be fished out
In other news, Nigerians involved in the illegal procurement of admissions in tertiary institutions across the country need to be wary of their actions.
This is because the JAMB is set to move against all those involved in sharp and illegal practices in Nigerian universities.
The JAMB registrar said the board will commence a mop-up exercise that would help rid institutions of all those with illegal admissions.