Jamb To Be Written In May, Jamb Boss Oloyede Declares

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Jamb to be Written in May, Jamb Boss Oloyede Declares

Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar, Joint Admission
and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says the
2017/2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation
Examination (UTME) will hold in May.
Oloyede, who was speaking at the 2017 Nigerian Academy
of Letters Annual Lecture on Thursday in Abuja, said there
was delay in the sales of the forms due to some logistics.
He said that the board had eliminated the use of scratch
cards owing to the fact that many students were victims of
extortion from cybercafe attendants.
Oloyede said that the board was putting in place strategies
that would ensure hitch-free conduct of the examinations.
He added that the board had consulted with relevant
examination bodies to ensure there was no clash in any
examination.
“We have observed that people are selling fake forms but what
we are doing is to try to sanitise the system and as soon as the
sanitisation is done we will start selling the forms."
“In any case, JAMB has invited other examination bodies, there
will be no clash but we want to hold the exams when it is
appropriate."
“You also know that if we conduct the examination in March,
the result will come out almost immediately but the result
cannot be used until August or September."
“So, we have to keep the results and that will give room for
people to be thinking it’s possible to upgrade."
“But, if we conduct our examination very close to when the
result is needed the possibility or perceptions for upgrading will
not be there."
“We need to reassure stakeholders that those selling fake forms
are gone. We are not going to sell out forms through the other
process."
“We will start the sale of the form and by May the examination
will be conducted,’’ Oloyede explained.


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