The 2020 UTME test which began on Saturday, March 14, 2020, has seen a lot of registrants with thousands of centers across the country
Registered candidates for 2020 UTME are around 1.9m, surpassing 2018 record
The registration for this year’s examination held between January 13 and 17 February 2020 with a total of 1,949,983 candidates registered
2. First Day Results Have Been Release
Results of the 312,000 candidates that sat for Saturday’s 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Saturday, March 14, 2020) nationwide have been released on Monday 16th March 2020, says Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board
3. Candidates were intentionally posted outside chosen towns
The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Ishaq Oloyede, has said the examination body intentionally posted candidates for this year’s unified tertiary matriculation examinations (UTME) far from their chosen examination towns to curb examination malpractice
4. 28 Ikoyi Custodial Centre Inmates Wrote 2020 UTME
“So far, the students are being lectured on various subjects by about 10 volunteer teachers from organizations such as the Ikoyi Baptist Church, the Goodnews Baptist Church, and the Ummah Welfare Foundation,” says The Deputy Controller Corrections, Ikoyi Custodial Centre, Dare Opadeji
“Last year, a total of 24 of these inmates sat for the same examination with the highest of them scoring 242 and 14 others scoring 180 and above.
“So far, a total of 10 of them that met admission criteria are awaiting placements in the National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) at the facility,’’ says Mr. Ibikunle Idris, the Principal of the Ikoyi Custodial Centre School
5. Over 47 JAMB computer-based test (CBT) centers across the country were suspended
The board disclosed this in the latest edition of its weekly bulletin.
The exam body also noted that the centers were suspended on grounds ranging from their “inability to produce JAMB vital security instruments entrusted to them and a technical deficiency during the third-party examination.”
Others include “extortion of candidates directly or through a proxy and for one or more registration infractions.”
6. NIN was initially required but later suspended for 2020 UTME, but required for 2021 UTME
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) initially made the use of the National Identification Number (NIN) for registration of candidates for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination compulsory but was later suspended for 2020 UTME but will be required for 2021
7. Over 700,000 candidates registered in the first 2 weeks
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says 700,000 candidates have so far been registered for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) nationwide in two weeks. The Board’s Head, Media, and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos
8. 2020 UTME Registration was as easy as a doughnut
With two weeks into the registration exercise for 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) nationwide, candidates have affirmed that the conduct has so far been seamless and stress-free
9. Even though you registered at the blacklisted centers, you have nothing to fear; thanks to biometric
“We want to call on all candidates who registered in all of these affected centers not to panic or start considering going for another registration elsewhere. This will amount to double registration and with this, they stand automatically disqualified for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
Their biometrics will indicate this on the day of the examination” says, The Board’s Head, Media, and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin
10. Centers with exorbitant fee lost their licenses
Mr. Oloyede said charging above the stipulated N4,700 for the 2020 UTME registration and thereby making illegitimate money was an act of fraud and corruption.
“Many people make illegitimate money from the examination and we will be destroying the nation if we don’t get things right”
11. Drones may be deployed to monitor 2020 UTME
The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, hinted that the board would approach relevant authorities to deploy drones during the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination
The meeting with the stakeholders which comprised of Computer-Based Test Centre operators, technical advisors, service providers – MTN, Airtel, Galaxy backbone and other stakeholders – the JAMB boss hinted the idea of contacting the relevant government agency for the deployment of drones in the exam centers
12. Nasarawa State government organized preparatory Computer Based Test (CBT) training for candidates from the state
Nasarawa State Governor at the JAMB CBT Centre, Lafia, the governor’s assistant, Abubakar Yamani Yammani, said the workshop is supported by all the state’s local government chairmen, and it is necessary following the mass failure during the 2019 UTME, mostly as a result of the inability of candidates to operate the computer.
13. 2020 UTME: JAMB ends April 4th
The main examination – which involves a computer-based test – will commence on Saturday, March 14 and end on April 4
14. JAMB makes N2.27bn in 1 week
JAMB made the sum of N2,272,681,643 in one week of selling forms for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME
15. Rivers’ State Indigenes got FREE registration
Rivers State Government has begun processes to the payment of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) fee for eligible Rivers students in SS3.
This is in fulfillment of Governor Nyesom Wike’s promise to ensure that every Rivers child has access to education and equal opportunities
To be continued…..
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March 18, 2020 - @toptipznews