2019 Elections Will Not Affect  UTME – JAMB

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The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, on the 3rd of August, announced that the general elections will not affect the board’s 2019/2020 examination at the 2018 Annual Sobo Sowemimo Lecture of the Abeokuta Club.
He said since the Independent National Electoral Commission had given the dates of the elections, then the board would only need to adjust accordingly.

“I don’t think there will be any need for a shift in the examination date because of the 2019 general elections. I believe INEC has done well by giving us a prior notice six months ago.
“They have given us the date of the elections. So, we have no excuse not to have adjusted. We have adjusted appropriately,” he said.

Oloyede added that the examination body would adopt stiffer measures to check incidences of unqualified candidates from applying and writing the examination for the 2019/2020 admission exercise. As he decried the rate at which candidates, who were not  applied for it, he also noted that JAMB would not allow anyone to take undue advantage over others.

The JAMB registrar said the body would begin the 2019/2020 examination process by October, promising that the procedure for the next examination would be better than the last one.
“We are on with the 2018/2019 admission exercise. This, we started just about a month ago. We believe that by the end of October, we would then begin the 2019/2020 admission.
“I can assure you that we are fine-tuning and learning from our mistakes last year. We are perfecting the processes and procedures, ensuring that no one is allowed to have undue advantage over the others.

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