2022 UTME Mock: JAMB expresses Satisfaction Over Conduct Nationwide
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is pleased with the way its Mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) was conducted in 757 locations across the country.
Dr Fabian Benjamin, the board’s Head of Media and Information, stated this in an interview with Newsmen on Saturday in Lagos.
This year’s primary UTME drew a total of 1.8 million candidates.
According to Benjamin, a total of 175,000 people took the mock exam on Saturday across the country.
“I’d want to express our satisfaction with the manner in which today’s examination was conducted. It is to put our facilities to the test in various accredited facilities. We were pleasantly surprised by the great feedback we received from the centers.
“I oversaw the examination in Abuja, and the information we received from the field across the country demonstrated that everything went off without a hitch.”
“However, we are not taking today’s exam results for granted because most of these centers were operating at capacity. We will not leave any stone unturned in order to achieve the best possible results in our main examination, which is slated for May.
“The board will continue to work diligently to further scrutinize approved test centers in order to ensure that all expectations are realized,” he said.
Candidates for the examination began their accreditation at 7 a.m. at the WAEC Test and Training Centre in Ogba.
It was divided into two sections: Centre One and Centre Two. 138 people took the exam in Centre One, while 137 people took the exam in Centre Two.
The examination began around 8:20 a.m. in both centers, according to a center official who requested anonymity.
“I must say, the examination went off without a hitch.” All of the systems are up to snuff, and the facilities are first-rate.
“We started the examination on time, and everything has gone smoothly so far.”
“However, some exam candidates arrived late for the examination. They entered the room while the examination was in progress, and we had no choice but to turn them away. “It’s not permitted,” the official stated.
The situation was not the same at another center, Wisdom House, on Yaya Abatan Road in Ogba, which hosts two centers, since there was a technical glitch.
The generator refused to function at the start of the accreditation of applicants for both centers, according to Mrs Amina Haruna, a Technical officer/Supervisor in charge of Centre Two.
According to Haruna, the development caused the examination to start late at the center.
“We had a difficult time getting the generator to start so that we could begin our examination in earnest.
“After much effort, the issue was resolved, and the applicants completed their accreditation and examination. Some systems were also having problems.
“The examination began at 9:17 a.m. here, and everything fell into place.” In this center, there are a total of 152 candidates who are taking the exam.
“Aside from the initial hurdle, the examination proceeded well.” We may not be able to feel the impact of these difficulties right now since we are not operating at full capacity.
“Having said that, I’d like to encourage center owners to stay on their toes by ensuring that their centers and amenities are all of the highest quality.
“This is to ensure that applicants do not face any unnecessary challenges during the main exam.” “The board has provided all of the essential assistance on its own to establish an enabling atmosphere for their businesses to grow,” she said.
Mr. Sunday Ajiboye, an invigilator at the Wisdom House’s Centre One, stated a total of 140 candidates took the exam.
NAN further reports that 160 candidates took part in the examination at the Yaba College of Technology (Yabatech) Centre. The assessment, which began at 8:30 a.m., ended precisely at 10: 30 a.m.
Following the good quality of facilities on the ground, an official at the centre told Newsmen that the examination went off without a hitch, while expressing optimism that the major examination would be a tremendous success.
The ADAMSPRING Centre in Ijanikin and the Brain Builders Centre on Idimu Road in Egbeda were also visited.
Mr Billianu Shittu, JAMB’s Lagos coordinator, said the exam was held in 71 locations across the state.
According to him, the goal of the assessment was to find technical defects where they were present and fix them as soon as possible.
“The goal is to perfect all of the gadgets that will be used at the main examination in May, as well as some other new features we’ve included.”
“We even deployed members of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) to test the scanners, not merely to maintain order and keep the calm around the centers.”
“For this examination, we are using 71 centers around Lagos, and we are confident that, as is customary, the main examination will be flawless.”
Eniola, Prudence, and Mariam, three applicants who just gave their names as Eniola, Prudence, and Mariam, expressed pleasure with the examination’s conduct.
They claimed that the process went smoothly and that they had no trouble launching their browsers because they had been practicing on their own prior to the exam.
They also praised the board for creating an environment that allowed both candidates and centers to succeed in the exam.