Ahead of next month Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), scheduled to take place across the country, the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, has expressed satisfaction so far with the level of preparation.
He said with the level of preparation put in place by the examination body, the nation should expect smooth conduct of the examinations. Adamu expressed his satisfaction after inspecting two of the CBT centres at Global Distance Learning and Digital Bridge Centres in accompany of the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede.
The Minister, who appealed to candidates to take advantage of the centres and practice how to make judicious use of the test apparatus ahead of the main examination, said such would go a long way in acquainting or familiarising them with the operations regarding computer usage. Adamu further explained that if candidates are computer literate, their speed during the examination exercise would be enhanced as JAMB would not need to spend unnecessary time or dissipating energy in guiding the candidates.
“We are very happy about the level of preparation so far. I have visited two of the centres today and I am very happy with what I have seen. I am satisfied just as the students are satisfied. But, my message to the students is that they should come and use the facilities here and I hope they are computer literate. If they are, they probably do not need the help of anyone at the centres,” he said.
While lauding the Minister for taking time to monitor the level of readiness of some of the centres ahead of the examinations, Oloyede further explained that the inspection exercise was in line with JAMB’s compliance with the directive of the Federal Ministry of Education to get all the accredited centres ready for the examinations.