JAMB To Cancel UTME Exams In Northern States Of Nigeria If…
Prof Dibu Ojerinde, the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has said there will be no Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in the volatile states in northern Nigeria.
Ojerinde made the announcement on Friday in Abuja while speaking with reporters at the 58th National Council on Education (NEC) meeting. According to him, JAMB will be forced to cancel the examination if the Boko Haram attack on primary and secondary schools in Borno State continues.
The registrar regretted that the development could be quite unfortunate for the students.
Ojerinde disclosed that the board had increased the number of examination towns from 328 to 379 while the number of centres also increased from 2,872 to 3,052.