- The 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is set to begin on May 13, 2017
- The governing body JAMB has revealed its preparedness for the over one million candidates
- JAMB has also equipped examination centres with CCTV cameras to curb malpractice
According to the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), 624 examination centres have being made available for the 1,731,039 candidates of the 2017 UTME.
According to Vanguard, the Registrar of JAMB, Prof Is-haq Oloyede while briefing journalists in Abuja on Tuesday, May 9, said also that they were prepared for the 321 blind candidates who will participate in the examination.
Oloyede also explained that in a bid to curb exam malpractice, Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras will be mounted in all the centres and adequate security arrangement have been made.
Earlier, NAIJ.com reported that the JAMB spokesperson announced that a new record had been set by the body.
A record 1.7 million people registered for this year’s UTME.
The spokesperson said: “We registered a number that has never been done in the entire 39 years of the existence of JAMB within a time frame Nigerians were skeptical about."
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