JAMB gives Reliable Updates and verdicts on 2019 UTME
Dr. Emmanuel Ndukwe, Chairman of the Governing Board of the Joint Admissions and Enrollment Board (JAMB), has qualified the process and conduct of the Unified Tertiary Unified Enrollment Exam (UTME) of 2019.
The Ndukwe evaluation was contained in the weekly board bulletin (Vol. 1, No. 26) that was made available to the Nigeria News Agency (NAN) on Sunday in Abuja.
He considered that the exercise was the best in terms of administration and level of technology deployed, even when he praised the Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede and his management team for delivering a “world-class and reliable evaluation.”
The board president said the delay in publishing the results was deliberate, and said he intended to ensure that candidates involved in bad exam practices did not show illicit results.
“The UTME 2019 was a remarkable exercise.
“I moved to monitor the registration exercise in the selected centers of the country in order to ensure that the Federal Government’s policy to create access and equal opportunities for all candidates was not subverted,” he said.
Ndukwe also said that the tour of the computer-based test centers (TCC) was to ensure strict compliance with government directives on reducing application and registration fees.
While describing the tour as rewarding and revealing, he said it allowed the examining body to take drastic measures against the wandering centers.
He added that the close monitoring and supervision of the board had exposed criminal unions that were involved in multiple searches and other forms of infractions.
This, he explained, resulted in the delay in the publication of the results, and added that the exhaustive investigations carried out by the board led to the arrest, prosecution and conviction of some of the offenders, to serve as a deterrent to others.
The president also expressed his satisfaction with the complete change of the board from an analog to a digital and sophisticated regime.
He said he was excited about the administration of human and material resources by the board, and noted that JAMB had remitted, over the past three years, more than $ 20 billion to the federal government coffers.
Ndukwe said the central admission processing system (CAPS) of the exam was a beautiful innovation that had been automated to help with the admission process.
He advised the heads of tertiary institutions to ask pertinent questions, when necessary, about admissions pending approval.
The president said the registrar will continue to monitor the entire process to ensure that the system is not compromised in any way.