157,000 Candidates Sits for 2019 UTME Mock Examination Nationwide
A total of 157,000 candidates on Monday 1st April, 2019 sat for the mock UTME organised by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) across the country.
The Registrar of JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede who monitored the mock examination in Abuja said the motive was to test run all the Computer Based Test (CBT) centres accredited for the examination.
He disclosed that an additional 14 CBT centres out of the total 712 centres earlier accredited to be used for the annual matriculation examination were Monday morning discredited for various infractions.
“Out of the 712 centres that we have, we have had to dis-accredited 14 this morning for one infraction and the other, “he said.
“The infractions are technical and some deceit, whereby some of them will go and borrow some computers and thinking we will not know. Now we have about 698 centres left in the operation.”
It will be recalled that the Board in March suspended a total of 22 CBT centres for extorting money from candidates for registration for the examination.
Oloyede and Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu monitored the conduct of the examination at the Global Distance Learning Institute’s CBT centre, Abuja.
About 1.8 million candidates registered for the 2019 UTME, which will commence on April 11 in 698 CBT centres across the country.