JAMB earmarks 2,823 exam centres for 2011 UTME

JAMB earmarks 2,823 exam centres for 2011 UTME
THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has earmarked a total of 2, 823 examination centres nationwide for the conduct of the 2011 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) scheduled for June 11.

Every centre is expected to be man by, at least, three personnel of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) as part of efforts aimed at curbing examination malpractices.

Registrar and Chief Executive of the Board, Professor ‘Dibu Ojerinde, said this, when he met with the leadership of the NSCDC, led by the Deputy Commandant General, Mr Evans Ewurum, in Abuja, in order to fine-tune security arrangements for the forthcoming UTME.

Ojerinde, however, expressed confidence in the abilities of the NSDC based on its previous performances during the conduct the board’s examinations in the past.

The JAMB Registrar had as well approached the police high command to call for police involvement in the monitoring of the forthcoming UTME, in view of the ugly trend of invasion of examination halls by hoodlums recorded in some of the centres in the past.

He noted that every effort to conduct smooth and hitch-free examination would be in vain without proper security arrangement being put in place.

He also revealed that scanners would be used to screen candidates before entering the examination halls and stressed the need for NSDC officers who would be working with JAMB to master the art of using hand-held scanners.
Source: Nigerian Tribune