The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said all
is set to convene with heads of other public examination bodies to address
examination schedules in order to steer clear of any breach on its
Dr Fabian Benjamin who is the leader, Media and Information
of the board, , gave the clue in a statement made available to News Agency of
Nigeria on Sunday in Lagos.
Benjamin in his statement stated that the board was resolute
to tackle “numerous of challenges facing public examinations in the country’’.
He said that the board is until now planning to roll out its
applications for 2017 UTME because it was working to advance on the manner of
“You don’t expect things to perform differently when you are
still operating the same old system.
“This year; we shall improve on a lot of things to get improved
“Nonetheless, we are aware of the fact that there will be
challenges accepting new directions of doing things by candidates.
“By Gods grace there will be improvement in the payment
system, changes will occur in the following: process of change of names; change
in course; change of institution etc.
“This in addition applies to other technical hitches that
may arise in our effort to improve on the entire process, which we have within
us determined to deal with.
“in making this come to reality, we and other institution are
making plans to attain a holistic outcome for that Nigerian boy/girl child wishing
for sound education,’’ Benjamin’s word.
He made known that in view of the above; the board had
slated a meeting with the Head of National Office (HNO) of WAEC, the Registrars
of NECO and NABTEB, programmed for Tuesday, Jan. 17.
The convention is likely to come out with a proper calendar
that will not breach on other examinations.
He believes that the convention is part of the final arrangements
to begin sale of the 2017 UTME application forms.
Benjamin stated that the board did not want candidates to be
stranded during examination due to clashes in dates of their various external
He said during the convention, there would be an agreement of
unifying schedules of any other examination bodies.
“We appeal to Nigerians to support our drive to make sure
that the board’s UTME meets global standards,” Benjamin stated.
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