JAMB Reasons for Relocation of Candidates to Different CBT Centers

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Gives Reason for Relocation of 2020 UTME Candidates to Different CBT Centers Outside their Various Examination Towns - Says it was to Curb Examination Malpractice.

 The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed the reasons for the relocation of candidates to different computer based test centers (CBT) outside their various chosen examination towns ahead of the 2020 UTME exams.

Mr Oloyede on Sunday while taking part in a webinar briefing with concerned stakeholders disclosed that the examination body intentionally posted candidates for this year’s unified tertiary matriculation examinations (UTME) far from their chosen 2020 UTME examination town as part of efforts to curb examination malpractice.

The registrar  said the new examination towns have been expanded beyond what they used to represent. 

“Based on our past experience, we realized that the narrower the examination towns are, the easier it was for those who register candidates in teams and prearrange their centre allocation.

“So what we did is to expand the centres by grouping states like Lagos into just between six and seven examination towns.

If you had chosen Sagamu, it does not mean that you would sit the examination in Sagamu because the examination town extend to places like Akute, Ajuwon, among others.

It is also to discourage malpractice.”  The registrar also assured of upgrading of technologies being employed in the ongoing examination towards forestalling any form of malfunction.

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