We are prepared for 2019 UTME – JAMB

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By NWAFOR POLYCARP

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Monday said that it was fully prepared for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The board made this known in its weekly Bulletin of the Office of the Registrar and made available to newsmen in Abuja.

According to the report, the board concluded preparation following the Governing Board’s consideration of all items on the checklist of the board in preparation to the 2019 UTME, among others. This, it said was presented to the Governing Board at its meeting, which held on Feb. 6. The report quoted the Chairman of the Board, Dr Emmanuel Ndukwe, as saying that: “We have looked at all preliminary procedures and have come to the conclusion that if the board wants to conduct examination today, it can do so successfully without hitches.”

It added that the board analyzed the progress made in the registration exercise, centre accreditation, revalidation and a link test of all the Computer-Based Test Centres (CBT) to ascertain their functionality as claimed by the CBT centre owners. The Governing Board commended the various organs of the board for the early preparations of the examination, which is scheduled to be conducted in March. Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, the Registrar of the Board, had earlier presented the reports of the various committees to the Governing Board which were duly approved after extensive deliberations. Reports have it that JAMB commenced the 2019 UTME online registration in its CBT centres across the country on Jan. 10 and would end Feb. 21. The 2019 UTME is scheduled to commence on March 16.