UTME: Observers score JAMB high on first class conduct

The Joint Action Coalition on Education (JACE), a coalition of various obsever groups which monitored Saturday’s UTME in various parts of the country has
commended the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), for a hitch-free examination devoid of any irregularities.

In a post UTME monitoring briefing in Lagos on Sunday, South West Zonal Co-ordinator of the group, Ayokunle Adumashin described Saturday’s UTME as “orderly and meeting set standards” in all the centres monitored by its observers deployed to various centres across the country.

Adumashin pointed out that the adoption of Computer Based Test has further reduced the incidence of malpractices with the prospect that we will be talking about its complete elimination in future examination.

According to him, the installation of Close Circui

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JAMB candidates riot in Makurdi

MAKURDI—AGGRIEVED Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, candidates, yesterday, besieged the Makurdi zonal office of the examination body, smashing vehicles and destroying valuables leading to the arrest of over 50 of them.

Vanguard gathered from an eyewitness that the aggrieved candidates were due to collect their e-registration slips yesterday, preparatory to the commencement of the Computer-Based Test, CBT, on Saturday.

According to an eyewitness,“unfortunately while at the JAMB office, the candidates got impatient and resorted to engage some of the JAMB officials in a fisticuff which immediately escalated into a major crisis.

“Within minutes, the candidates who were in their hundreds took over Abu Shuluwa Road, making bonfire, throwing stones and smashing windows and cars parked within the office complex.”

Confirming the incident, the Benue State Zonal Coordinator of JAMB,

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