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2024 UTME : JAMB Introduces New Mechanisms Into To Address Exams Glitches And Misconduct

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As the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME begins today, nationwide, The Joint Admission And Matriculation Board, JAMB has said new Mechanisms have been put in place to address exam glitches and tackle fraudsters

 

Registrar Of JAMB , Prof. Ishaq Oloyede who disclosed this today after monitoring the UTME exam said so far the UTME has been going on smoothly as only one center has been reported to have encountered issues.

 

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“By the end of today, I expect about 10 percent of the centres to have one problem or the other because we know the level of development in different parts of the country.

 

“We are not encouraging this, but when it happens, please do not disrupt others, It is important to note that when a session fails because of a problem, you cannot bring those candidates to do session two, they will have to step aside, and the headquarters will have to be contacted.

 

 

“The earliest time they can be scheduled will be after 4:30 p.m. so that those slated for sections two and three can write, and these candidates can now write for session four, and in some cases, they can even be scheduled for the following day,” Oloyede said.

 

 

The JAMB boss stressed that the exercise is expected to be hitch free following the introduction of new mechanisms into the exam system.

 

“Today’s examination is very important to us because we have done so much engineering that we have been trying to do in the last seven years, and we are only successful about it today for the first time.

 

“Those who are fraudsters, who are doing all sorts of things, know they are in trouble because for the first time we are able to do certain things that we have been aspiring to do.

 

“We have found out that some of the candidates are giving their details to fraudsters, and fortunately, we thank the security agencies as they have been marvellously good to us.

 

“Almost all the people who have been doing this (fraudulent activities) are already in their nets. I won’t want to mention the numbers, but I’m very happy to tell you that they are in the nets.

 

 

“We thank the Inspector-General of Police, director-general of the State Secret Service (SSS), director-general of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defense Corp, and the Nigerian Police Force National CyberCrime Centre (NPF-NCC),” he said.

 

Oloyede, who commended the public, especially parents, for their smooth conduct, said parents usually cause problems for students in previous exercises.

 

“Everything appears to be going well. We want to thank the public for heeding our advice because it appears everybody is doing what they are expected to do.

 

“Things will move smoothly if parents can keep away. They are the ones constituting problems for the students, but you can see everything is going well,” he said.

 

The examinations which commenced on April 19 is expected to end on April 29.

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