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GoldenNewsNg reports that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released new dates for the conduct of the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
In its weekly bulletin JAMB announced that the UTME exercise scheduled earlier for April 20 to 30, will be held from Friday, May 6 to Monday, May 16.
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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has confirmed the fast spread rumor that on Saturday, September 24, 2022, it would conduct a supplementary Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for 67 candidates.
JAMB’s Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin said the supplementary exam was fixed for the candidates after reviewing the entire exercise.
The statement released on Monday September 19, read;
“The examination is for 67 candidates who had registered for the 2022 UTME, but who could neither sit the examination nor take the just-concluded Mop-Up UTME owing to one challenge or another, to take their examination at specially-designated centres.
Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede has made new proposal seeking for the exam body to be granted permission to increase it’s UTME fees.
Oloyede, who appeared before the House of Representatives Committee on Finance on Wednesday, said the body is seeking to exit the annual budget but must be given permission to increase UTME fees to N5,000 from N3,500.
The registrar disclosed that the fees were reduced in 2017 because the body is not a revenue-generating agency, however, inflation and other economic realities now call for drastic measures.
When confronted by lawmakers on the impact of the proposed increment on parents, Oloyede responded that some parents pay extra for miracle centres.
He stated that the proposed increment is insignificant but will allow the body to be fully independent.
Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the cancelation of the mop-up exam which was launched in 2017.
Goldennewsng reports that JAMB in a statement on Monday insisted that all candidates must be biometrically verified before taking the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
It said this will help it curb exam malpractice.
The board in its Weekly Bulletin from the office of the Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, explained that the latest development emanated from the management’s rigorous review of the 2022 UTME exercise with the need to close all loopholes noticed during the examination.
JAMB’s Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Fabian Benjamin, made the clarification while commenting on a statement made by Academic Staff Union of Universities, ASUU, former president, Prof. Nasir Fagge.
Benjamin stated that what is called cut-off mark reported to have always come from JAMB was never the board’s affair.
He reinstated that all tertiary institutions have the right to make decisions on their criteria for admission.
A part of the statement by JAMB read, “There is nothing like a uniform minimum national Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) score for any of the tiers of tertiary institutions and neither does the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board decide any such requirement for any institution.
“The Board does not and has never determined any uniform national UTME scores otherwise known as cut-off mark by the general public for any tertiary institution because, in actual sense, there are no uniform national UTME scores.
“The lucid process of admission which the former President of the Academic Staff Union of University, Prof. Nasir Fagge, expounded and which was published in Premium Times is the exact process being followed in the conduct of admission exercise to tertiary institutions in the country.
“This process has even been improved upon with the elimination of human interference through its full automation with the introduction of the Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS).”
The registrar of JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede disclosed this during the 2022 policy meeting which is currently holding at the International Conference Centre in Abuja.
“The Honorable minister of education has approved that the NABTEB A’level GCE will no longer be recognized as a qualification for DE from 2022. However, all those who have already obtained it prior to this date will be able to use it,” Oloyede said.
Speaking further at the policy meeting, Oloyede highlighted some of the challenges faced by the board in the conduct of the 2022 UTME/ DE examination.
He listed the challenges as follows; examination malpractices, impersonation and substitution of real candidates by paid examination takers, fraudulent CBT owners who sabotage examination, parents encouraging examination malpractices, mass cheating by syndicates, prolonged investigation and prosecution.
Goldennewsng gathered reports showing that the decision was taken after a heated session comprising officials from JAMB, the Ministry of Education, the National Universities Commission, and the National Board for Technical Education among others.
For the polytechnics, 120 cut-off mark was approved while 140 was approved for universities.
Registrar of JAMB has disclosed that only 378,639 of the 1,761,338 who wrote the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations scored 200 and above. The Registrar made this known at the 2022 JAMB Policy meeting.
A total of 520,596 candidates scored 190 and above ; 704,991 scored 180 and above; 934,103 scored 170 and above; 1,192, 057 scored 160 and above.
He also disclosed that Adebayo Eyimofe an Ekiti State Indegene scored the highest mark in the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination with a total of a total of 362 marks.
He was followed closely by Ugwu Chikelu, an indigene of Enugu state who also wrote his UTME in Abuja. Ugwu scored 359.
Other high scorers include Igbalaye Ebunoluwa 357; Emmanuel Oluwanifemi 357; Ozumba Samuel 357; Olumide-Attah Ayomide 355; Lawal Olaoluwa 355; Dokun Jubril 354; Amaku Anthony 354 and Aghulor Divine 353.
Malam Adamu Adamu, the Minister of Education spoke on Thursday.
He revealed how JAMB succeeded in using NIN to reduce examination malpractice during the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.
Adamu disclosed this during the 2022 policy meeting on admissions to tertiary institutions in Nigeria, held in Abuja.
According to Adamu, “The introduction of the mandatory National Identification Number (NIN) for JAMB registration has yielded humongous positive impact as a potent instrument in the fight against examination malpractices.
“The 2022 UTME was the best, so far, as there were minimal cases of examination malpractices owing to the collaboration and other technological interventions deployed by JAMB.
“The Ministry would continue to provide leadership support and encouragement to JAMB pursuant to its official mandates. I hereby urge other examination bodies to emulate JAMB in all these positive directions.”
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said that tertiary institutions in Nigeria were unable to conduct the 2021 admissions within the time frame due to constraints imposed by the COVID-19 pandemic.
This is as the board noted that it would meet with institutions and other agencies to determine the 2022 admissions cut-off, among others, on Thursday, July 21, 2022.
These were disclosed in the board’s weekly bulletin, which was made available to Goldennewsng Nigeria in Abuja on Monday.
The bulletin read, “The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has fixed Thursday, July 21, 2022, for the 2022 Policy Meeting and the third edition (2020) of the NATAP-M Awards.
“The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, would chair the policy meeting as well as serve as the chief host of the NATAP-M Awards Ceremony.
“The two events, which are scheduled to be held on the same day and place, will have in attendance heads of tertiary institutions, heads of regulatory agencies in the education sector, and other critical stakeholders such as Chairmen of the Committee on Education at the lower and upper chambers of the National Assembly.”
JAMB has provided some important statistics regarding the just concluded 2022 UTME. According to the information made available via the official twitter handle of the board, 1,761,338 candidates registered for the exam out of which 1,707,626 sat the exam.
How 2022 UTME/DE Candidates Can Obtain JAMB E-Facility Login Details
GoldenNewsNg reports that a lot of candidates have been asking how they can login to JAMB e-facility due to the fact that emails were not used during registration. Well, as earlier disclosed by JAMB candidates email addresses of candidates would only be requested at the successful completion of the registration exercise. This will enable JAMB to create login details for candidates.
The process has already begun. So candidates are to follow the procedure below to send their email to JAMB and receive their login details;
*Send Email (space) ‘your email’ (space) ‘your email’ to 55019 as an SMS Example: Email email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org (Note: it should be with the Sim card you used for registration and you should have up to N50 airtime)
JAMB has released an update on 2022 UTME Results and Biometric Issues.
GoldenNewsNg reports that JAMB has released some important statistics regarding the just concluded 2022 UTME.
According to the information made available via the official Twitter handle of the board, 1,761,338 candidates registered for the exam out of which 1,707,626 sat the exam.