The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will commence on Friday, 6th May, nationwide.
The Board in its weekly newsletter, JAMBulletin on Monday stated that the 2022 UTME is billed to hold for nine days commencing from Friday, 6th May to Monday, 14th May 2022.
Besides, the Director, Information Technology Services of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Mr. Fabian Okoro, has enjoined proprietors of Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres to reciprocate the Board’s magnanimity which occasioned
the upward review of the service charge with the Centre Owners
quality service delivery.
According to him, the Board would not tolerate poor services or any form of excuses from the CBT
centre owners following the gracious approval of the upward review of the service charge from N700.00 to N1,000.00.
He said, “Consequently, the centre owners are expected to give their best because to whom much is
given, much is expected.”
However, the Board expresses optimism that following the success recorded in
the just-concluded mock examination nationwide, it looks forward to a hitch-free Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
At the post-examination analysis held to conduct a post-mortem of the examination, the Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede disclosed that the mock examination, which was conducted in about 757 centres across the federation, was held with little or no hitches.
Accordingly, he stated that the Board was primed to deliver the most seamless examination ever, come May 2022 and advised proprietors of Computer-Based
Test (CBT) centres not to rest on their oars but consolidate on the success recorded in the mock examination and deliver an
even better outcome in the main
The Registrar stated that the Board
instituted the mock examination
principally to test its facilities and
ascertain its readiness for the main UTME just as it provides candidates with the opportunity to have a hands-on experience with the testing system and application.
This experience, he said, would not only help to boost candidates’
confidence and alleviate test anxiety but also eradicate technophobia on the part of candidates during the main UTME.
This, the Registrar restated that the UTME is not just an avenue to test candidates on their abilities and knowledge, “but an avenue to test how well they would perform under pressure.
Continuing, he said, ” The mock
examination provides candidates with the confidence they need to be as stress-free as possible on the day of the main examination.”
“This gives fillip to the truism that there is no better way to study than to test what one already knows.
“Taking the mock examination has been shown to be one of the most effective tests of readiness for
the main examination,”the Registrar added