- The 2018 mock UTME is scheduled for February 26, JAMB has announced
- A total of 245,753 of the 1,652,795 candidates that registered are expected to write the test
- JAMB’s head, media and information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, explained that the examination was expected to be hitch-free
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, (JAMB) mock examination for 2018 UTME is set to hold on Monday, February 26, The Punch reports.
NAIJ.com gathered that Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s head of media and Information, on Sunday, February 18, in Lagos said a total of 245,753 of the 1,652,795 candidates that registered for this year’s UTME are expected to write the test.
“We are happy to announce to the public that the board has concluded arrangement for the conduct of the mock UTME, slated for Monday, February 26.
“This is irrespective of the ongoing strike embarked upon by members of non-academic unions of federal universities nationwide.
“Candidates will soon be informed on when to print notifications for the examination and in addition, notifications will be sent through e-mails and text messages on the schedules of their examination," he said.
Benjamin further explained that the examination was expected to be hitch-free because the board had successfully reduced incidences of malfunctioning of computers by electronically integrating the systems to see their functionality and effectiveness through link tests.
“What this means is that, at the end if the exercise, whatever system that is not seen will not be used for the mock examination.
“The 2018 exercise sold a total of 1,966,918 candidate generating profiles.
“In previous examinations, this number of candidates would have paid for the forms but through our efficient and effective system of ensuring that candidates do not waste resources, we decided to introduce the profile generating regime.
“By this method, candidates will first have to generate personal profiles before proceeding to obtain pins, in between which they are open to deciding whether to go ahead to pay for the registration documents or otherwise," he added.
The main examination is scheduled to hold nationwide from March 9 to March 17.
In a previous report by NAIJ.com, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board uncovered fresh cases of misappropriation of N83 million in five different states across Nigeria.
Punch reports that the board is currently investigating fresh cases of fraud totalling N83 million in its five state offices.
The states - Kano, Edo, Kogi, Gombe and Plateau were said to have misappropriated N20 million, N7 million, N10 million and N15 million respectively.
Nigerians react as snake reportedly swallows N36million | Street Gist - on NAIJ.com TV.