Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Prof Is-haq Oloyede, has expressed worries over low turnout of candidates at the board’s registration centres in Kano.
Oloyede, who said this during the inspection of some Computer Based Test (CBT) centres in the state, expressed concern over the candidates’ attitude towards the UTME.
Oloyede said that despite announcing the commencement of the registration exercise first week of December, candidates were still not turning out for registration, pointing out that the board had been accused of giving only one month for registration last year and had decided to elongate the registration this year, but the result of the registration process he got in Kano was frustrating.
“I want to state categorically that the board will not give any extension after the expiration of February 6, 2018, deadline. So, I am calling on all JAMB candidates, Direct Entry (DE), Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) and foreign students to come forward and register for the exam. We have started registration on December 6, 2017 and we are closing on February 6, 2018.”
However, the registrar expressed satisfaction with the level of compliance with which the CBT centres in Kano were carrying out the registration exercise.
“’I am happy that CBT centres in Kano are duly following our registration guidelines and processes,” he said.
It is worthy of note that JAMB recently said the deployment of the CCTV device during JAMB examinations had become a reality in order to eradicate examination malpractice.