FG lauds JAMB on 2020 UTME

By Felix Khanoba

The Federal Government has commended the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on the effective handling of the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Permanent Secretary, Federal Ministry of Education, Arc. Sonny Echono, who gave the commendation while monitoring the exam at the Computer-Based Test (CBT) centre located at Global Distance Learning Institute, Central Area, Abuja, expressed satisfaction with the seamless process recorded in the conduct of the exam.

He said: “We are improving every time. This year we have some innovations; at the point of accrediting you for this exam we take your biometrics and it is the way of which even the questions can be activated on the computer.

“So everything is moving smoothly and candidates are also adjusting in getting used to the CBT test system, we are proud of Prof. Oloyede who put his integrity and commitment in delivering this to us.

“From the reports we have across the country, everything is moving smoothly; we have minimal hitches,” the Permanent Secretary said.

The AUTHORITY reports that the 2020 UTME which began on 14 March, has only recorded minimal hitches that range from biometric verification to local area network disruptions in some few centres.

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