JAMB Conducts UTME In UK, South Africa & 6 Other Countries
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has recorded an enormous success within the conduct of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) in eight nations.
The nations embrace UK, Cameroon, Benin Republic, Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa.
The board’s Head of Media and Information Department, Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos.
In response to him, not lower than 297 overseas candidates participated within the 2018 UTME within the nations carried out on Saturday, April 14, underneath the supervision of some overseas nationals, who got here to understudy the method.
Mr Benjamin stated the foreigners have been elated by what they noticed that an African nation might obtain and maintain such a feat.
“The examination was carried out yesterday in not lower than eight overseas nations underneath the watch of some overseas nationals.
“As typical, it was nicely attended and really profitable. All assets to make sure the graceful conduct of the examination have been readily deployed by the board.
“We’re certainly pleased to have achieved one more feat particularly as we had individuals who got here round to watch and understudy the method.
“They have been pleased in addition to impressed with what they noticed on floor. We all know it will probably solely be higher as a result of we’ve got the capability and all it takes to maneuver this nation to the subsequent stage,” he stated.
“Once more, we aren’t simply conducting the examination in these nations due to the variety of candidates that point out curiosity however as a result of we additionally wish to showcase Nigeria’s big strides in technological development on the worldwide scene.”
In the meantime, JAMB has distanced itself from a purported cutoff mark being circulated in some sections of the media, saying it didn’t emanate from the board.
Mr Benjamin stated no such cutoff mark, whether or not for programmes or establishments had been launched by JAMB as was being speculated.
“We wish to seize this medium to debunk such rumours as they’re malicious and depraved as they’re designed to defraud harmless Nigerians, particularly mother and father and guardians in addition to different stakeholders.
“No cutoff marks will ever be determined upon with out the same old coverage assembly which has been scheduled to carry someday in June and which is to be chaired by the Minister of Schooling, Malam Adamu Adamu.
“Till that’s completed, each different factor that’s being paraded as cutoff mark is fictitious and subsequently, the general public is hereby warned to not fall prey to those fraudsters.
“In the identical vein, any establishment that has commenced any type of admission with out the official cutoff mark as could be determined upon on the June coverage assembly is doing so illegally,” Mr Benjamin warned.
He stated as a board, the administration would proceed to uphold requirements and due course of to guard the integrity of its examinations and course of. (NAN)