JAMB: 57,000 Candidates Sit For UTME On Saturday

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STUDENTS WRITING THE JOINT ADMISSION AND MATRICULATION BOARD COMPUTER BASED EXAMINATION

No fewer than 57,000 candidates sat for the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on Saturday in 642 centres across the country.

The Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, who addressed newsmen at Digital Bridge Institute, Abuja, one of the UTME centres, said four centres encountered technical problems while one was being investigated for malpractices.

Saturday marked the first day of the 2017 edition of the entrance examination into the nation’s tertiary institution in which no fewer than 1.7 million candidates are participating.

Oloyede also said the morning session examination commenced late in some centres while it started early in others.

“Out of 642 centres, we had problems with four in Bauchi, Kano, Uturu and Ekpoma.

“Everything was okay, there was a little…

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