Despite Coronavirus Scare JAMB Will Go On As Scheduled

The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB Prof Is-haq Oloyede has assured that the ongoing 2020 UTME will not be postponed because of covid-19.Speaking about the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, JAMB registrar confirms that exams will go on as scheduled.

Before the UTME, JAMB had assured that due to the coronavirus scare, it would provide hand sanitisers and face masks for its workers and candidates at the CBT centres.

Oloyede confirmed that strict adherence has been observed. He said:

“It had been very helpful to put those measures in place and I appreciate the CBT centres. I went to a CBT centre on Wednesday and I could see that even as good as our own precautionary measures were, the school proprietress provided better facilities in terms of screening and the layout was very impressive. I understand that many of the CBT centres made separate provisions against the coronavirus. You can trust Nigerians that when it comes to protecting our lives, we don’t joke with that.”

Professor Oloyede however dispel any rumour about postponing the ongoing exams. He said numbers of candidates yet to take the exams are insignificant. In Ololyede’s words:

“There are no crowds at our CBT centres. This is because although when we started, we were getting 250 persons per session at a centre.”

“But by Thursday, that had been reduced. By now, we have done for over 1.3 million candidates of the 1.9 million candidates who registered.

By the end of Thursday, what remained at our CBT centres was so insignificant that they didn’t constitute any threat.

This is apart from the fact that so far so good, we have also made provisions to ensure that candidates are not unnecessarily crowded in a place.”


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