The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, yesterday, announced the commencement of the sale of 2015 application form that will start the full implementation of computer based test, CBT, in the 2015 universal tertiary matriculation examination, UTME .
In a press release signed by the registrar of JAMB, Professor Dibu Ojerinde, he said candidates are expected to start purchasing their forms from Monday, Septembers 15th to Thursday, 15th January, 2015.
Professor Ojerinde who assured candidates that the Board has fine-tuned arrangements with computer based test (CBT) centres to register prospective UTME candidates, prayed for a registration error and stress free exercise for candidates.
The JAMB boss recalled the discovery by the board of cases of impersonation and other malpractices usually initiated during the registration process by cyber-cafes and assured the agency has decided to regulate the registration centers to ensure the system is malpractice free.
Candidates are to obtain their application forms at designated banks after which they are to proceed to any approved CBT centres and register for the examination at a regulated fee. There are about 300 centres all over the country and the centre members of staff have been trained for this purpose.
Professor Ojerinde also informed candidates that as part of ensuring standard and quality of public examination and also to encourage reading culture in line with Mr. President’s reading campaign, the board has reviewed textbooks hitherto read or recommended in previous matriculation examinations to give them broader spectrum of literary appreciation, by introducing a book; “The Last Days at Forcados High School”, at a recommended price of ?500.00
Some of the designated banks from which the forms could be purchased include; Zenith Bank, Skye Bank, Union Bank, First Bank and NIPOST. The forms are to be sold at the cost of ?4,500.00