- JAMB’s head, media and information Fabian Benjamin has reacted to the examination wrote by the police recruitment candidates
- Benjamin declared that it is not true that the candidates did not write an examination in Arabic
- He highlighted the subjects as followed Alphabetically, Arts comes first, followed by Arabic, then Agric, and then English
Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Saturday, May 26, refuted the rumour which claimed that candidates for the police recruitment exercise sat for an examination in Arabic.
Punch reports that the spokesperson of the exam body Fabian Benjamin, said JAMB examined the candidates in the English Language only, and that no one wrote examinations in any other subject or language.
It is recalled that the police recruitment candidates wrote the qualifying examination nationwide on Friday, being a part of the series of tests for their enlistment into the Nigeria Police Force.
Fabian explained that JAMB generally examines candidates in 23 subjects which are listed alphabetically in its computer-based module, and that Arabic is one of the four subjects in the alphabetical categorisations.
Fabian explained: “Alphabetically, Arts comes first, followed by Arabic, then Agric, and then English.
“The software is designed to push four subjects per candidate; so, those three other subjects were dummy subjects that weren’t meant to be answered because there’s practically no mark for them in this particular examination.
“The Police recruitment examination is only in English Language. The instructions were clearly written, but we envisaged that some candidates might still not read them, so the examiners read out the instructions.
“The candidates were to answer 60 questions within the 45 minutes they had for the examination. That being the case, how could anyone possibly write four papers in 45 minutes?”
Fabian noted that Nigerians were afraid that because JAMB registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, is a Muslim, he wanted to Islamise Nigeria, saying it was a ridiculous claim.
He said that despite the fear in some quarters, every section of the country will be represented in the recruitment.
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com reported that a Computer Based Test by the Nigeria Police Force was scheduled to be conducted by JAMB on Friday May 25, in all designated centres across the country.
All successful candidates in the last physical/credentials screening stage in the on-going recruitment exercise into the force held between Monday, May 7 to Saturday, May 12 will participate in the test.
The candidates have since been notified through text messages, while those who did not receive the message are required can check for their exam centres through the under-listed websites.
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