Nigeria: JAMB presents two new scientific topics at UTME

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) introduced two new science subjects, Physical Education and Health and Computer Studies, as subjects of the Unified Tertiary Registration Examination (UTME).

JAMB clerk Professor Ishaq Oloyede said this at the weekend after receiving an award for excellence in journalists in Abuja.

Oloyede said: “We ask and raise awareness among the public, especially the students who have to take the exam, that these are two science subjects that will be added to their choice to expand the opportunities for applicants to access higher education . “

The registrar also noted that the council would soon clear the backlog of illegal admissions conducted by higher education institutions across the country.

He said the move is meant to ensure that students who were incorrectly admitted but who meet the minimum qualification are saved.

JAMB had recently discovered 706,189 illegal admissions to universities, polytechnics, colleges and other related institutions.

“We want to continue the campaign to discourage those who commit such illegal acts from doing so,” said Oloyede.

While noting that a cashless system is adopted for UTME 2022 registration, Oloyede said JAMB will also ban Computer Test Centers (CBTs) from selling electronic PINs to guard against extortion. candidates.

“We know that many CBT centers, despite the supervision, still manage to exploit candidates.

“We want to put an end to this, we have stepped up the surveillance but part of what we are doing is making sure that we are protecting the students from this extortion,” he said.

“We will make sure that anyone who wants to sell an ePIN is not a CBT center. Once you are a CBT center, you have lost the right to sell an ePIN so that we can hold ePIN sellers accountable for this. ‘they do,’ he said. .

The boss of JAMB expressed his deep gratitude to the group for considering it worthy of this award.

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