OVER ONE MILLION CANDIDATES SIT FOR THE 2020 UTME EXAMS AS IT OFFICIALLY KICKS OFF TODAY.

By Oghene Sophia-:

OVER ONE MILLION CANDIDATES SIT FOR THE 2020 UTME EXAMS AS IT OFFICIALLY KICKS OFF TODAY.

 
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has today begun the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) with over one million candidates participating in the exam.
The candidate was drawn from the thirty-six states of the federation including the FCT and the centres were spread across two hundred computer-based centres nationwide.
Despite the outbreak of the Covid-19, the body said the exams would hold under strict precautionary measures. JAMB made this known through its bulletin published on Monday 6, March 2020. JAMB said it would take precautionary measures to ensure that every candidate that would be sitting for the exam is safe from the epidemic.
The body said it has trained members of staff and all the security agencies deployed to the various CBT centres to ensure that sanitary measures are taken seriously at the centres.
‘We must not wait for the virus to attack us before we take precautionary measures.’ The JAMB registrar said.
The board also said it would provide hand sanitizers at the venue of the exams nationwide to ensure that candidates and members of staff are disinfected.
The regulatory body has also deployed the men of the Nigerian Security and Civil defence Corps to all the exam centres to maintain law and order and ensure that there is no form of extortion or examination malpractice at various exam centres. Circuit Television (CCTV) were also planted nationwide to curb all forms of examination malpractice at the centres.
From the bulletin published on 6 March 2020, 63 centres would not participate in the exams due to various infractions. The bulletin read that 17 centres were suspended from Kano, Gombe, Bauchi, Delta, Cross Rivers Imo, Kwara, Lagos, Zamfara, Abuja the Federal Capital Territory amongst others.

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