By Johnbosco Agbakwuru
ABUJA – THE Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, said that it has created 624 examination centres for the one million, seven hundred and thirty one thousand, thirty nine candidates that will be participating at the Saturday’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, holding nationwide.
The Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede who disclosed this Tuesday while briefing journalists in Abuja on the preparation of the Board on the examination said that 321 blind candidates will also participate in the examination.
Prof. Oloyede further said that efforts had been made to curtail examination fraud, as Close Circuit Television Cameras will be mounted in all the various centres and adequate security arrangement already made to ensure a hitch free exercise.
Although, he noted that many candidates and parents have not recovered from what he described as “technophobia”, the fear of technology, as they still think that the Computer-Based Testing (CBT) method make things difficult or cumbersome, the board was not relenting in the exercise.