The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has said that the recent 8-month industrial action that was embarked on by the Academic Staff Union of Universities (ASUU) will not stop the board from conducting the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination ( UTME).
Oloyede who spoke in Lagos on Sunday, Nov 6, said the strike mainly affected public universities, and institutions that were not a part of the strike should not be made to suffer. He advised affected universities to devise a means to catch up on lost time such as merging admission exercises and running two sessions in a parallel manner. He further advised admission seekers to find out if their schools of choice would be able to meet their expectations and if not, they should consider a change of institution.
The board chairman also disclosed that intending CBT centers seeking approval must make use of laptops only as desktops will no longer be allowed. He explained that the use of desktops causes confusion and distractions when there’s a power outage and the desktops trip off.
Existing centers using desktops have been mandated to use UPS to back up their computers apart from standby generating sets and are expected to switch to laptops eventually.
Candidates who wish to sit for the board’s Mock Exam would be required to pay N1, 000 at the point of registration.
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