The registrar Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, said that the establishment of such centres in five other geopolitical zones of the country would meet demands of those with disabilities. He disclosed this when Dr Khadijat Rashid, team leader of Community of Deaf in Nigeria visited Minister of State for Education, Prof. Anthony Anwukah, to solicit for the establishment of a university for over 17 million deaf people living in the country. Prof. Oloyede said that the establishment of a deaf centre in Ilorin, Kwara state, for over 30 years needed to come alive for the deaf citizens to actualize their dreams. According to him, after the establishment of the centres in Ilorin, the funding was stopped which influenced the call for its resuscitation. He said there was need to establish and...
Prof Oyolede made this known when he addressed the press in Bwari, Abuja, on Thursday. He also maintained that candidates whose thumbs were not recognised for verification by the biometric machines might have registered illegally. According to him, “They were using something they call team viewer which will definitely give biometric problem because these candidates were not physically captured at the authentic centre. “We would not be held responsible for that and there won’t be any form of rescheduling for anybody, I did that last year out of ignorance.’’ The registrar, however, described the general conduct of the UTME nationwide as highly successful. He said the success was because of the use of improved modern technology.
Mr Patrick Ukpan, Commandant, NSCDC, FCT Command, while presenting the suspect to newsmen in Abuja, said the suspect who owns a CBT centre called Diamond ICT Centre was arrested in Abia State. Ukpan said that the arrest was made possible through the help of CCTV mounted in the centre and controlled from the Abuja headquarters of the JAMB. “It was observed that they were extorting money from candidates. The centre have extorted about N126,000. “Each candidate was asked to pay N1,000 for what we do not know but this is a criminal act. “Based on that, he was arrested; JAMB examination that is being conducted now has camera and live transmission of activities are taking place there straight to the headquarters of JAMB. “Whatever activities are taking place at the centr
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Examination Board (JAMB) has said that the results for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) are ready. The board spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, made this disclosure while featuring on RockCity 101.9FM’s program, Day Break Show, yesterday in Abeokuta. Benjamin, however, stated that they will be delayed, as there was need to preview them before they would be eventually released. “Once a candidate clicks submit, the result is ready but we wait to preview the results before releasing so we don’t cancel results later. You can detect malpractice even after exams,” he said. Benjamin also hinted that there are plans for the examination to be written from candidates’ homes in future. “We are thinki
The board’s Head, Media and Information Department, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, who disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday, said any candidate that cannot be identified through biometrics will be barred from writing. “We want to clearly state here that any candidate who cannot be identified using biometrics will not be allowed to sit for this examination. “So far, over 450,000 candidates have sat for the examination and we have had reported cases where some of the candidates could not be identified as they placed their fingers on the machines for identification. “Candidates sitting for this examination are not to be identified by mere registration numbers or names, but through the machines. “We know that at the point of registration for this exami
Mr Babagana Gutti, Chief Examiner Officer in the state, told the News Agency of Nigeria that the twins were apprehended by the security operatives on Saturday in Maiduguri. Gutti said that the lookalike brothers tricked invigilators and security personnel to gain entrance to the centre. The JAMB official explained that one, Hussain Andulhammeed, was captured in the biometric registration for the Computer Based Test (CBT), adding that this brother Hassan took advantage of their semblance and sat for the examination in place of his brother. “We do not suspect foul play until one of the invigilators noticed the other identical twin outside the examination hall. “The invigilator became curious and asked him few questions; but not satisfied with answers he put them together for
JAMB had stated that candidates participating in the UTME should not be complaining of not knowing their examination centres when they have not gone to print their slip. The proprietor of Lagooz Schools Agege, Lagos, Abayomi Otubela, whose school serves as one of the UTME centres, announced this to the parents of the candidates at the waiting lodge in the centre. Otubela said some candidates had difficulties navigating through the computers, which made them to panic. “Some of our children are fidgeting because they are not familiar with the use of computers. “Some of them said they cannot even navigate to move to the next subject, so we had to put them through the process before the examination started,” he said. He advised parents to inform those, who had not written t
The Benue Coordinator of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Mr Oise Ofala, has assured candidates writing the Unified Tertiary Examinations (UMTE) in the state of hitch-free examination. Ofala told the News Agency of Nigeria,NAN, on Friday that JAMB staff involved in the examination as well as security personnel detailed to monitor the exercise had been assigned to the centres. He said the Computer Based Test (CBT) would be conducted in 12 centres spread across the three Senatorial districts of the state. The coordinator said that two security personnel had been assigned to each centre and assured that the back-up coverage would accommodate any computer challenge during the examination. “We are 100 per cent ready and prepared for the examina
JAMB’s Head of Media, made the call on Thursday during a courtesy call on Mr Bayo Onanuga, the Managing Director of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Abuja. Benjamin said the Computer-based Test (CBT) examination was scheduled to begin nationwide on March 9 and would last till March 19. He said that the Media was doing a wonderful job in terms of dissemination of news, especially in realisation of the Federal Government’s change agenda. Benjamin said “We are starting our UTME tomorrow and in our policy of inclusiveness, we want to carry people along, because we want to run a transparent system and we have nothing to hide. “We invite all Nigerians, particularly the media to participate and see what we are doing; examination is all about trust, so we are opening the platfor
Barring any last minute changes, this year’s examinations will begin on Friday. It is scheduled to hold from March 9 to March 17. Candidates who have applied can check on www.jamb.org.ng and follow these steps: 1.Visit the JAMB UTME Slip Printing page on the e-Facility portal via the link here: www.jamb.org.ng/PrintExamslip/PrintExaminationSlip 2. Enter your Reg Number or your registered e-mail address, 3.Click on the “Print Examination Slip” on the page to access your examination slip. 4.Note: Please allow popup for this site from your browser. The board is also sending the information by email, but they will be delivered in batches. Candidates have been warned not to go to their respective centres with prohibited items such as telephones, wristwatches, p