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1,606,753 candidates to sit for PPT JAMB Examination Tomorrow

The Joint Admission And Matriculation Board (JAMB) yesterday disclosed that it had put in place necessary arrangements to ensure a hitch-free 2014 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) outing.

The Registrar, Prof Dibu Ojerinde, who made the disclosure yesterday in Abuja during a press conference said this year’s examination would be in three modes; Computer Base Test (CBT), Dual Base Test (DBT) and Paper Base Test (PBT), adding that the PBT and the DBT were scheduled to hold on saturday, April 12, while the CBT would commence from saturday, May 17, 2014.

According to him, a total number of 990,179 candidates applied for the Paper Pencil Test (PPT), 25,325 candidates for the Dual Base Test (DBT) while 616,574 candidates applied for the Computer Base Test (CBT), bringing the grand total of the applicants for the 2014 UTME to 1,606,753, a figure he said showed a decrease of 129,139 applicants when compared with last year’s figure.

As part of the arrangement, Ojerinde said the board had built about 10 Computer Base Test centres including one in Bwari with a capacity of 250 and 20 backups. Emphasising the essence of the CBT, he said: “The level of success recorded at the 2013 UTME is no doubt a testimony for us to take into consideration.

“The board is proud to announce that it recorded no incidences of malpractices in any of the centres where the CBT was conducted in the last 2013 UTME. Not only that, candidates had their results within a space of four hours of conducting the examination.

“Our determination to embrace this all emcompassing mode of examination is to place Nigerian education at par with global best practices.”

Speaking further, he urged candidates for the CBT to print their e-slip on-line while candidates for the PPT and DBT were to visit their examination centres a day before the examination day.

While reassuring the board’s determination to ensure a credible and successful UTME, he vehemently warned against the use of handsets or any communication gadgets in and around the examination venues, adding that “anyone found with such gadgets would be deemed to have been engaged in examination malpractice.

Source: Sun News Online

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