Out of approximately 800 applications, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has authorized a total of 600 centres for its forthcoming examination. In a meeting with all education commissioners in Lagos, the Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, also promised a smooth 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The Board’s spokesperson, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, through the board’s weekly bulletin, stated that JAMB was ready to start the procedures for the exam scheduled for February 14 and reaffirmed that it will not conflict with the general elections. The bulletin also stated that the board has pledged to address the majority of the difficulties encountered during the administration of previous exams.

Oloyede revealed that the meeting informed the commissioners of JAMB’s readiness level, solicited their cooperation, and demonstrated that the nationwide creation of top-notch Computer Based Test (CBT) centers is here to stay.

“We showed them the result of the 2023 centre accreditation for the conduct of the examination. A total of 600 centres have been approved, out of the over 800 that applied,” the Registrar confirmed.

The approved amount is 140 fewer than the total number that participated in the activity in 2022. As a result, a significant decrease in the number of employees will be anticipated.

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