The Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has revealed that 175,000 candidates sat for its mock examination last Saturday .
Oloyede also said that the 175,000 candidates who wrote the mock examination were limited to allow for only one session which started between 8am to 10am.
A total of 1.8 million candidates were registered for this year’s exercise for the main UTME
He also announced delisting of one centre in Oko Oba area of Lagos State from participating in the 2022 UTME examination for system failure.
Oloyede, who spoke during an interview after sample inspection in Lagos and Ogun expressed satisfaction at the conduct of the examination.
According to the registrar, the centre Brain Point Computer Based Centre (CBT) at Oko-Oba, Lagos allegedly violated the requirement for the conduct of an effective examination.
“I have done sample inspection in Lagos and Ogun. The turn-out was impressive and we are satisfied with the level of performance.
“In the process, a centre, Brain Point CBT centre in Oko-Oba, Lagos State which could not sustain their generator set is automatically delisted.
“I have given an instruction that the candidates in this should be refunded their full money,” he said.
Oloyede charged CBT centres across the country to give their best in the conduct of the examination.
While stressing an urgent need for some tertiary institutions to maintain their facilities, Oloyede alleged that some of their facilities were substandard, hence needed upgrading.
“We are happy with the general performance of the examination and we urge all students to make sure that they learn from the lessons of the mock examination which is to test their ability.
“This is because, it does not follow that when you pass the mock examination; then you automatically pass the main examination.
“The mock examination is just a testing so the students should read so that they will have all it takes to pass their examination,” he added.
Oloyede, assured that the board and all CBT centres were ready for the conduct of the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) coming up from May 6 to May 16 2022