The 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) begins today, April and ends April 18, 2019 at the 708 Computer Based Test Centres across the country.
Recall that the Registrar of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof Is’haq Oloyede had revealed recently that 1,888,008 candidates had registered for the UTME while 103,176 candidates registered for Direct Entry this year. Oloyede warned that only candidates who were verified by biometrics would be allowed to take the exam.
He also cautioned candidates against bringing inside the examination hall items that have been prohibited by the Board so as not to face sanction.
The items among other things include, wristwatches, recorders, ATM cards, jewelries, calculators, earpieces, mobile phones, Bluetooth devices, smart lenses, erasers, smart buttons and spy reading glasses.
Meanwhile, the Board has said that there is no clash between its timetable and that of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) as being widely speculated and criticised.
Oloyede who was speaking recently during an interactive session with Editors in Lagos said that there was no basis for such speculation because the organisation always holds annual meetings with the examination bodies to reconcile areas of interest.
“We meet annually with WAEC, NECO and others to reconcile because we have the same target of education development,’’ he said.
He said those who were criticising him and the Board were ignorant
adding that they will not succeed in distracting him from pursuing the target
of ensuring national development through sound education for Nigerians.