JAMB Exams 2016: 343 Prison Inmates Also To Write


As the 2016 Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Computer-Based Test (CBT) is set to commence tomorrow, February 27, 2016 and JAMB Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, has also disclosed that 343 prison inmates registered for this year’s examination.

Prof. Dibu Ojerinde said that adequate arrangements have been provided to ensure that the inmates partake in the examination, as part of the Board’s commitment to ensure that no candidate is deprived of taking its examination.

This year’s JAMB examinations which will last for two weeks also has 201 visually impaired candidates who registered for the examination. They are expected to take the examination at designated centres in all state capitals and the FCT while the registered prison inmates will also have access to computers at both the Kaduna and Ikoyi prisons.

The examination would be conducted using the Braillenote Apex Computers for the visually impaired candidates in order to give them the opportunity to pursue their dreams academically.

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The examination will hold simultaneously in 521 examination centres in Nigeria and eight foreign centres namely: Accra in Ghana, Buea in Republic of Cameroun, Cotonou in Republic of Benin, London in United Kingdom, Jeddah in Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia, Johannesburg in Republic of South Africa, Addis in Ethiopia and Abidjan in Cote d’Ivoire.

The JAMB registrar, mentioned that this year’s 2016 UTME  figure shows an increase of one hundred and thirteen thousand, six Hundred and seventy three (113,673) applicants when compared with last year’s figure of one million, four hundred and seventy five thousand, four hundred and seventy seven (1,475,477).

Prof. Ojerinde reiterated the board’s commitment to using the Biometric Verification Machine to curb the incidences of examination malpractice.

JAMB has engaged the services of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), the Nigerian Police Force (NPF), the State Security Services (SSS), Independent Corrupt Practices Commission (ICPC), the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Special Security Forces in security challenged areas  to monitor examination centers and maintain close surveillance during the examination for a peaceful and successful conduct as part of security measures.

Meanwhile, Lagos state government has cancelled tomorrow’s monthly environmental sanitation due to the JAMB Examination.

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