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Wednesday, 24 April 2019

April 24, 2019

POLICE CONFIRM CULT CLASH IN UNIUYO

The police command in Akwa Ibom on Wednesday confirmed report of a cult clash between the Black Axe and Vikings Confraternities at the University of Uyo campuses. The Public Relations Officern of the command, SP Odiko MacDon, who confirmed the incident to newsmen in Uyo said the police were aware of the incident and that normalcy had returned to the campuses.

“The Commissioner of Police is trying to meet with the management of the university to strategise on how to tackle the menace and ensure adequate security of the university,” he said. A student of the university who preferred anonymity lamented incessant attacks from cult groups apparently from outside the varsity campuses.

He said that one student was killed in the afternoon on Tuesday at the main campus, while three students were killed at the permanent site of the university at about 9pm same day. “Before the last matriculation that held on Wednesday April 17, there were shoot-outs. During the matriculation there were clashes between cult groups. “Just yesterday a student was shot dead during a clash between two cult groups at the Annex campus.

“I heard that other three students were shot dead last night at the Main Campus at Nwaniba, making it four dead persons at the campuses,” he said. Also speaking, Mr Boniface Bassey, a students of Faculty of Arts called on the state government to intervene in the development. He suggested that the school management should bring plain-cloth security personnel to secure the institution. Bassey further called on management of UNIUYO to fish out perpetrators of the clashes for prosecution. “Officers with mufti should come into the campuses and work with the school security to fish out the perpetrators,” he said. Mrs Blossom Okorie, Director of Information, University of Uyo confirmed the incident but said she was not in the position to speak further on the incident. “We have reported the matter to the police and I cannot comment on matter,” she said. She said that the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Eniefiok Essien, was the only person to speak on the issue.

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Tuesday, 23 April 2019

April 23, 2019

OKE-OGUN POLY SUSPENDS RECTOR, OTHERS


The Governing Council of Oke-Ogun Polytechnic, Saki, Oyo State, has suspended all principal officers of the institution over alleged financial mismanagement.
The officers suspended were the Rector of the institution, Mr. Matthew Oladeji and other principal officers.
According to a memo signed by Prof. Moshood Tijani, the chairman, governing council of the institution, which was sent to Governor Abiola Ajimobi of Oyo State through the Commissioner for Education, the Council said the affected officers had been queried in respect of series of allegations of fraudulent practices and others.
Meanwhile, the rector said he had not received any letter.

Thursday, 18 April 2019

April 18, 2019

UTME: 3 DOCKED FOR DOUBLE REGISTRATION


The police in Ibadan on Thursday arraigned three persons in an Iyaganku Magistrates’ Court for alleged double registration in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) organised by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Lateef Adegbite, 18, Agbo Okaku, 18, and Olajuwon Awosika, 33, were arraigned on a two-count charge of double registration and examination malpractice.
The Prosecutor, Insp James Oriola, told the court that Adegbite, Okaku and Awosika conspired to commit the offences with others at large.
Oiola alleged that the trio and others at large conspired to commit the offences on Feb.21 at about 12 noon at Excellers International School, Olodi area, Ibadan,
The prosecutor said the offences were contrary to Section 3 (c) and 10 (b) and punishable under Section 2 of Examination Malpractice Act, Federal Republic of Nigeria, 1999.
The defendants, however, pleaded not guilty to the charge.
The Defence Counsel, Mrs Omoladun Aina, pleaded for bail for the defendants in the most liberal terms.
The Magistrate, Mrs O. I. Osho, granted the defendants bail in the sum of N100, 000 each, with two sureties each in like sum and adjourned the case till May 21 for mention.

Monday, 15 April 2019

April 15, 2019

2019 UTME SCORE UPGRADE - WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW


First and foremost, there is no such thing as upgrading of UTME results. Following the release of the 2019 UTME results, there has been a large influx of information regarding testimonies of successful UTME score upgrade. 
We urge our readers to disregard these testimonies, as they are the work of scammers who are only interested in making money off desperate students. These scammers are sharing fake testimonies on how UTME candidates can upgrade their score on forums, social networking sites and every other means they can get their hands on. 
They claim to be are working with JAMB and can help you boost your less than 200 UTME 250 and above. They claim to have met a certain Mr XYZ or Mrs ABC who helped them upgrade their score, and they claim you can also contact the person to ugrade yours too. 
These fraudsters have many formats of text they use, below is an example of a format they use. We intercepted this on our site. 

You must have come across some of these messages before. Whenever you see anything like upgrading, please don’t even try to reach these people for assistance. They are only interested in taking your hard-earned money. 
Do not send your parent’s hard-earned money to (internet) fraudsters in the name of JAMB/UTME score upgrade.
UTME score upgrades don't exist, if they did, no one would have a low UTME score. Have you sincerely heard of a genuine UTME score upgrade before?
Use the comment section to share your experience with the UTME result upgrade scam. Help prevent other candidates from falling prey to fraudsters.  

Friday, 12 April 2019

April 12, 2019

COMPUTER REJECTS SOME JAMB CANDIDATES IN ANAMBRA

No fewer than 10 candidates for the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in Anambra failed to participate in the examination due to failure of the computer to confirm their thumb print.

The correspondent, who monitored the UTME in Awka on Friday, reports that the affected candidates for the examination were walked out of the hall because the computers could not confirm them as candidates.

Some of the candidates who spoke to NAN expressed shock that the computers rejected them after printing out their details. Miss Chiamaka Okoro said she registered for the UTME with a centre at Basilica of the Holy Trinity center at Onitsha but was asked to leave the hall when the computer could not confirm her candidacy for the exam. Okoro said that she had lodged her complaint at the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) office in Awka as was directed by its official at the centre. Mr Paschal Okoro, the father of the candidate, described the experience as `embarrassing’ saying that a letter had been submitted to the Abuja office through Awka JAMB office. He called on the examination body to work on the correction process as soon as possible to enable the students participate in the ongoing examination. Miss Francisca Onuzulike said that her details was not also confirmed at her exam centre adding that she had already lodged her complaints to JAMB. Onuzulike however, said that there was no specific assurance from JAMB officers but that her complaint was documented in a paper given to them. Miss Amarachi Orjiaka said that her thumb print was not popping up during her verification at her Army Day centre in Onitsha which led to her not taking part in the April 11 examination scheduled for 7am. Orjiaka said that the mix up was very demoralising and appealed to the examination body to take quick action and create a date for her own examination. Meanwhile, Miss Ngozi Nwude a senior officer at Integral Development Consults IDK,Computer Based Test (CBT) approved centre in Awka metropolis said that the UTME was moving on well in the centre Nwude said that some of their candidates had thumb print confirmation problem and that their records had been taken and incident form given to the affected candidates to fill for actions to be taken by the appropriate body. She said outside the thumb print confirmation that there was no other problem encountered so far while the examination progressed.

Miss Charity Uboma, a candidate of the centre told NAN that she experienced no hitches while answering her questions. Miss Grace Kachi, another candidate from the IDK centre said that she preferred the CBT to pencil and paper examinations.

JAMB officers refused to speak to the correspondent who was in the office to ascertain the situation of the examinations in the state. The agency also reports that 33 approved CBT centres exist in Anambra and that UTME was ongoing in the state. (NAN)

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April 12, 2019

2019 UTME- PROFESSOR ARRESTED FOR ALLEGED EXAM MALPRACTICE


Jide Jisus, a man who claimed to be a professor, was arrested on thursday for alleged examination malpractice during the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). The spokesperson of JAMB, Mr. Fabian Benjamin, in a statement yesterday, disclosed that the ‘professor’ was apprehended by the monitoring team of the registrar of JAMB in an examination hall at Brix Academy, Jabi, Abuja.
Jide claimed during interrogation that he was one of the professors selected by the Board to oversee the conduct of the examination.
Mr Fabian, in his statement said “He also claimed that he was awarded a professorial position by Christian University, Isolo, Lagos and that he had two professorial awards from “Becket” University England and Freedom University."
“He similarly claimed to be a staff of Anchor Polytechnic, Kubwa, Abuja, an institution that does not exist. According to him, he said he is the president of the United Nigeria Chaplin Institute of Peace Academy.
“However, it was discovered that he had a daughter who was taking the 2019 UTME in the same centre where he was caught.”
“The Board’s operational guideline does not allow unauthorised persons into the examination hall.
“The Professor was, therefore, not one of those selected by the Board to monitor the conduct of the 2019 UTME,” the statement said.

Wednesday, 10 April 2019

April 10, 2019

NO CLASH BETWEEN 2019 UTME AND WAEC TIMETABLES - JAMB


The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says there is no clash between its timetable and that of the West African Examination Council (WAEC) as being widely speculated and criticised.
The JAMB Registrar, Is’haq Oloyede, said at an interactive session with Editors in Lagos on Tuesday, that there was no basis for such speculation because the organisation was holding 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 attacking him and the system out of ignorance would not succeed in distracting him from pursuing the target of ensuring national development through sound education for Nigerians.

Saturday, 6 April 2019

April 06, 2019

JUST IN: UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN LECTURER COMMITS SUICIDE

A. O. Subair, an academic who very recently resigned abruptly as a lectuer of the Department of Mathematics of the University of Ibadan (UI) but still lives within the university, has died under circumstances believed to be suicide at his staff quarters located on Phillipson Road, UI.
A non-academic member of staff of the university disclosed to newsmen that the deceased was suspected to have committed suicide at senior staff quarters, Phillipson Road, inside the university.
He has been buried at Akinyele public cemetery according to Islamic rites.
According to SaharaReorters, a lecturer in the Faculty of Science, which houses the late lecturer’s department, stated that Subair had been battling depression for years due to challenges in his home and career.
He already resigned but was still living on campus,” said the lecturer, who asked not to be named.
“His family had issues relating to childcare. He was a Lecturer 1and had been on his Ph. D. for 22 years, but he had supervised a lot of people who had overtaken him on the rung while he remained rooted to the same spot.
“He also had issues in his marriage. He and his wife disagreed over the care for one of their children. The wife sued him, and the court ruled in her favour, giving a directive that N60,000 should be withdrawn from his salary every month. So, he thought, well, if he resigned, there would be no salary to draw money from.
“His death wasn’t straightforward, like he slept during the day, died during the sleep, his house was engulfed by smoke and he was asphyxiated.”
Confirming the incident, Chairman Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) Professor Deji Omole described the incident as pathetic and a major loss to the Union.
Omole said, “We were only informed of the burning flat while efforts to save him proved abortive.”

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Thursday, 4 April 2019

April 04, 2019

JAMB 2019 UTME SLIP PRINTING BEGINS


As announced by JAMB, the printing of the 2019 UTME slip has commenced today April 4th, 2019. Candidates who applied for the 2019 UTME can now proceed to print their examination slips. The printing of exam slip is to enable you know your schedule for the exam i.e the exact date, time and venue.
Some candidates have already printed theirs via the e-service Portal:  www.jamb.org.ng.
Some others have reported that they simply logged into their JAMB profile to see the link to reprint their exam Slip. You can check your profile to print yours, However, the official link has been activated by JAMB. If you are yet to print yours, see the steps on how you can do that below.

Steps To Print 2019 UTME Slip

  • Visit: https://jamb.org.ng/
  • Click on "UTME 2019 Examination Slip"
  • Enter your JAMB Reg Number, the Phone Number or email address used in registration where required
  • Click on "Print Examination Slip"  and proceed to view and print yours.
Goodluck!

April 04, 2019

ASUU RESUMES INDEFINITE STRIKE


The Taraba State University chapter of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, on Wednesday resumed an indefinite strike to accentuate its demands. 
The union had embarked on a strike in 2018 but suspended it when the Taraba government promised to meet its demands which included the payment of earned academic allowances from 2014 till date, and the provision of required infrastructure to enhance teaching and learning
Dr Samuel Shikaa, the  ASUU chairman in the school, and Dr Atando Agbu, the Secretary, in a statement shortly after the Executive Council Meeting with national officials in Jalingo, said that the teachers would remain at home until the demands were met. 
Mr Ande Boyi, President of the National Association of Nigerian Students (NASS), Taraba State University chapter, In a reaction to the strike has appealed to Gov. Darius Ishaku of Taraba to meet the union’s  demands to enable students continue with their studies.

Tuesday, 2 April 2019

April 02, 2019

ADMISSIONS WILL ONLY BE OFFERED TO QUALIFIED CANDIDATES - JAMB


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has explained that admissions would only be given to qualified candidates who apply for courses into the various institutions in the country. It stated this in its Vol. 1, No 13 weekly Bulletin of the Office of the Registrar and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja.


The board described information being circulated that over 50 per cent of candidates who yearly apply for admissions into various institutions are not admitted as misleading and erroneous, and denounced the report that every year, after the conduct of the Unified Tertiary and Universities Examination, where millions of candidates apply, barely 20 per cent get admitted.
“The truth is that, admissions can only be given to qualified candidates, hence, any figure being bandied around should also be based on the total number of candidates who applied and are qualified."
“It will be an unfortunate postulation if the candidates who do not have any basis to be considered for admissions to any tier of the nation’s tertiary institutions are also included in the final tabulation of candidates admitted.
“Given this scenario, it will be absurd for any narrative to assume huge admission backlogs without first considering whether the candidates that are not admitted are actually qualified for the courses they applied for.”
The board noted that in 2018, a total of 1,793,018 candidates applied for admissions into various academic programmes of 849 institutions in the country, with 140,020 applying through Direct Entry.
It added that when the candidates were categorised according to UTME scores and O’Level credit passes, it was discovered that only 1,245,939 scored 100 and above out of 400 obtainable marks in the UTME and also had five O’Level credits.
“The above clearly states that out of the 1,793,018 candidates that applied for admission in 2018, only 1,200,748 candidates scored 100 and above and possessed the O’Level credit requirement for admission.
“That is, five credits in addition to Mathematics and English Language.
“The 100 cut-off mark in UTME is not an admissible score for most institutions, apart from the Innovative Enterprise Institutions which award the National Innovative Diploma.
“To be considered for admission into most of the nation’s higher institutions, a score of at least 140 and above would be required.
“Based on this consideration, only 1,168,948 candidates had five O’Level credits in Maths and English Language and also scored 140 and above in their UTME,” the board stated.
It explained further that based on the above category of candidates, as recommended by the various institutions, the board approved admissions of 570,089 candidates into the various schools.
The board, however, said that it was important to note that it had never admitted less than 60 per cent of the total number of candidates who qualify for admissions in any given year, adding that the reports about the number of admitted candidates were misplaced.
It added that there were always programmes with vacancies at some of the schools, even at the close of admission exercise.
April 02, 2019

JAMB MOVES PRINTING OF 2019 UTME SLIP


The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has postponed the printing of UTME slip to Thursday April 4th, 2019. This was disclosed by the JAMB's Head of Media and Publicity Dr Fabian Benjamin in an interview with newsmen. Recall that the printing of the examination slips was initially scheduled to begin on Tuesday, April 2.
According to Benjamin, the postponement follows the suspension of 14 Computer-Based Tests centres due to irregluarities during the conduct of Mock UTME, including an incident where JAMB staff were attacked at one of its centres.
He said in view of this, the board needed today and tomorrow to redistribute the candidates affected by these suspended centres who had planned to extort them, defraud and frustrate the system, to centres that are more suitable after which the printing of exam slip can begin on Thursday.
He apologised to all candidates of the examination for the inconvenience caused, adding that the board’s intention remained to give its best and ensure a hitch-free and successful exercise.

Wednesday, 27 March 2019

March 27, 2019

JAMB UNVEIL INNOVATIONS, SAYS IT IS ALL SET FOR 2019 UTME


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has concluded arrangments for the 2019 UTME. This was disclosed by the Registrar, JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede at a meeting with critical stakeholders on the board's strategic planning and Preparation for the supervision and administration of 2019 UTME, held on Monday,18th of March, in Abuja. 
The aim of the meeting was to make an overall assessment of the preparation towards perfecting strategies for a hitch free 2019 UTME. The exam is set to commence on April 11th, 2019. 
At the meeting, stakeholders were briefed on developments, particulary the contributions by the governing board to reshape the board and add value to public examinations in Nigeria. 
At the meeting, the various committees had the chance to exchange ideas and share information to ensure the success of the 2019 UTME.
Also, the Registrar disclosed that the board has introduced some innovations to faciliate the successful conduct of the examination, starting from the registration process. He stated that a robust item bank with appropriate safegaurds had been developed to ensure that the board has enough items to conduct its computer based test. 
He made it known that the board had made adequate considerations for deaf and blind candidates at examination centres. Speaking on, he emphasized the need for the introduction of biometric verification and urged candidates to ensure that their biometrics are verified, stating that it was the only mode of admittance of the candidates into the exam centres. 
Prof Oloyede pointed out that some institutions were guilty of paving way for their preferred candidates against qualified ones by denying candidates their screening scores to disqualify them, fitting candidates into programmes before the summation of scores, and through some other unwholesome means. He urged those guilty to desist as the 2019 UTME and admission would be based of fairness, openess, and merit.

March 27, 2019

UI TO HOST AFRICA 2050 SUMMIT


The Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Research, Innovation & Strategic Partnership) at the University of Ibadan, Prof. Olanike Adeyemo, has commended Africa 2050 team for its laudable projects across the continent.
Speaking at a briefing yesterday, Adeyemo lauded Africa 2050 for its impactful work across universities in Africa. “I can tell you categorically that University of Ibadan is happy to host Africa 2050 to an upcoming summit in June 15, at the Senate Chamber of the university.”
She stressed the importance of reaching out to the younger generation who are the leaders of tomorrow. “It appears African youths are engrossed with entertainment while they think less of politics, having the wrong perception that politics is a dirty game, but Africa 2050 Summit across Africa has rekindled my hope in correcting this anomaly and encouraging youths to wake up and actively get involved in politics,’’ she said.
Earlier, Olaide Ogunsanya, the Public Relations Officer of Africa 2050, said the initiative is a shared passion by the Circle Media Plus and African Voice Newspaper UK, which is becoming a movement of passionate youths to see a developed continent before 2050.
“We have organised Africa 2050 Summit in University of Kenya Nairobi, Kampala University Uganda, Lead City University Ibadan, and University of Ghana Accra. We are looking forward to a great summit at the University of Ibadan with the theme, ‘Who will fix Nigeria?’
The summit promises to be a great one having selected Prof. Remi Aiyede of the Political Science Department, Dr. Muyiwa Adigun of the Faculty of Law and Dr. Segun Akinlolu (Beautiful Nubia) to speak at the summit. Also we are using this opportunity to call on sponsors and partners across Africa to support this initiative’’ she said.

Wednesday, 20 March 2019

March 20, 2019

ELIGIBILITY FOR THE 2019 JAMB MOCK EXAM


Some candidates seem not to know whether or not they are eligible for the 2019 JAMB Mock exam while others are asking how they can register now for the mock exam. Let’s quickly clear the confusion so you know if you are eligible to take the 2019 JAMB Mock exam which comes up April 1st, 2019.
In as much as a lot of you would like to take the Mock Exam, not everyone is qualified to do so.
If you did not indicate interest to take the mock exam during the 2019 UTME registration, you are simply not qualified to partake in the mock examination and there is absolutely nothing you can do about that now.
For those who indicated interest to take the mock exam, you can proceed to print your JAMB Mock exam slip if you have not already done so to be able to know your exam time and venue.
I believe this has helped to clear the confusion. However, if you have any more questions concerning the mock exam, please post it as a comment so the community can help you.

Tuesday, 19 March 2019

March 19, 2019

5 TIPS ON HOW TO STUDY EFFECTIVELY FOR EXAMINATION


Have you found yourself wondering about how to take notes effectively as you study your textbooks for the forthcoming UTME or any exam at all? Here are 5 tips that will help.

 1. The Type of Questions 
Before you start studying your textbook, you'll need to find out the question format of the exam you're about to take, that is, the way the questions will be structured. This will help you be define the specific information you need to focus on while reading your textbook.
For example, the UTME questions are mutiple choice, and this type of questions require you to remember a lot of facts and details, so you will need to focus on terms and definitions. 
2. Read the Textbook
You need to read the textbook before making notes. Get an overview of the material by reading the headings, chapter summary, and the chapter questions. This will help you know the information you need to pay attention to as you study. 
3. Underline or Hightlight. 
As you read along, highlight and underline the most revelent points in each paragraph, which are likely to appear in the exam. Make sure you don't highlight too much, just stick to important points, terms, definitions.
4. Summarize
Summarize chapters in your own words using the chapter headings and sub headings from the textbook, as well as use of bullet points to note important facts and definitions. 
5. Visual Representation
Representing information with visuals like graphs, maps, chart and drawings can help make abstract and difficult concepts more understandable and welcoming, as well as make learning more effective and long lasting. 

March 19, 2019

AAUA LIST OF CANDIDATES YET TO ACCEPT ADMISSION ON JAMB CAPS FOR 2018/2019 SESSION


The management of Adekunle Ajasin University, Akungba (AAUA) has published the list of candidates that are yet to accept their admission offer on Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Central Admission Processing System (CAPS).
The candidates whose names appear on the list are advised to proceed to JAMB CAMS and accept their admission offers. 
The names of the candidates are contained on the attached pdf document. You can view this directly or download on any device capable of accessing a PDF document.

March 19, 2019

DO NOT ADMIT UNQUALIFIED CANDIDATES, JAMB TELLS INSTITUTIONS


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has advised tertiary institutions against engaging in sharp practices by admitting unqualified candidates into their institutions.
JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, gave the warning yesterday during a meeting with critical stakeholders on the board’s strategic planning and preparation for the supervision and administration of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in Abuja.
According to him, these institutions engage in fraudulent activities to pave way for their preferred candidates in place of qualified ones.
He said such fraudulent methods included denying candidates screening scores to disqualify them, warehousing candidates for pre-degree, stratification of candidates into programmes before summation of scores and lowering of merit aggregate cut-off marks to jump others.
He added that institutions also abused the catchment area policy to admit unqualified candidates.
Oloyede, therefore, advised institutions to desist from such acts, noting that the 2019 admission process would be done purely on merit.
Besides, the board has warned candidates who registered for the 2019 UTME to be wary of tutorial centres in the country, saying that some of them are breeding grounds for examination malpractices.
He said: “Tutorial operators are causing damages to education because parents are just there because of the results (they churned out) in previous years. So, they go to any extent to get good results. They are not teaching these students anything, they are faking results for them, their work is to corrupt the system.”
Meanwhile, Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, has called for the prosecution of parents who fail to enrol their wards in the free compulsory basic education programme as provided by the UBE Act 2004.
Adamu, who disclosed this at a ministerial press briefing yesterday in Abuja, said 13 years after its passage, no state in Nigeria had fully implemented the UBE Act with regards to free and compulsory basic education.
He said until government starts prosecuting parents who refuse to send their wards to school, the country may never achieve the goals of UBE.
However, the Universal Basic Education Commission (UBEC) has approved N2.7 billion to bring about further improvement of universal basic education through grassroots participation, support and the eventual ownership of basic education by the communities.
Executive Secretary of the commission, Dr. Hamid Bobboyi, represented by Director, Social Mobilisation in the ministry, Alhaji Bello Kagara, stated this yesterday at a master-trainers workshop on the implementation of School-Based Management Committee – School Improvement Programmes (SBMC- SIP) in Lokoja, Kogi State.

Monday, 18 March 2019

March 18, 2019

NO CANDIDATE WILL TAKE UTME WITHOUT BIOMETRIC VERIFICATION - JAMB


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in its Vol. 1, No 11 weekly Bulletin of the Office of the Registrar stated that there is no exemption on biometric verification for all candidates of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. According to the board, biometric verification will be the only mode of entry for candidates into its examination centres nationwide,
It was also noted that no candidate should be kept waiting if he or she cannot be verified but should be directed to contact JAMB.

Friday, 15 March 2019

March 15, 2019

TIPS TO HELP YOU WITH JAMB UTME


The JAMB Examination Slip is a detailed outline of your exam centre, subjects, and time of the exam. It leaves no room for guessing. After re-printing your JAMB slip and seeing your centre, it is advisable to take a step further and locate your centre before the exam. Getting familiar with the directions to your centre will prevent  panicking and stress on the exam day. 
The JAMB Examination Slip is a detailed outline of your exam centre, subjects, and time of the exam. It leaves no room for guessing. After re-printing your JAMB slip and seeing your centre, it is advisable to take a step further and locate your centre before the exam. Getting familiar with the directions to your centre will prevent  panicking and stress on the exam day. 
4 Tips to Help You with JAMB UTME
2. Arrive Early 
This is very important. You should be at your exam centre at least 30 minutes before the time stipulated on your exam slip. You might want to eat something before going, but this is solely up to you. You could also go along with some cash just in case. 
3. Question Format
You will be given two hours to answer 180questions; 60 for English, and 40 for each of the other subjects. Speed, and accuracy matter a lot. 
4. Important Keys to Remember
If you are using the keyboard, here are the most important keys;
N – To move to the next question
P – To go back to the previous question
A – To select option A on a question
B – To select option B on a question
C – To select option C on a question
D – To select option D on a question
S – To submit your exam (Be Careful)
R – To Cancel Submit (and RETURN)
The above will be stated before you start the exam, so you should read instructions properly before starting.
However, you should note that there are actions you cannot perform using the keyboard. In this case, you must use your Mouse (or track-pad). These are;  
  • If you need to switch from one subject to another. That is, if you want to answer a particular subject before going to another.
  • If you need to use the on-screen calculator at the top right corner of your screen.
The on-screen calculator will be available on the screen for candidates who will be taking subjects that involve calculations.