The Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, disclosed this in an interview with the newsmen on Saturday at side line of activities marking the pre-JAMB mock examinations. The Registrar said that over 1.5million candidates have so far registered for the Joint Admission And Matriculation Board Exam Coming Up in May.
It will be recalled that the JAMB mock examinations earlier scheduled to hold on Saturday May 8 had been postponed to ensure smooth conduct of the exam.
Oloyede said: “So far, it has even been better than our expectation, it was a mock, the intention was to test the technology and it proved to be perfect.
“I think from what we are seeing, we are more than ready for the main examination.
“At least 90 per cent of the examination centres have reported positively, there have been proper downloading and preparation; even after the exam we had uploaded responses of 80 per cent.
“We have done it to show that what works elsewhere across the world should work in Nigeria; we believe we can do it efficiently; we will continue to do our best.
“We have registered over 1.5million candidates in less than five weeks; we believe that the reality we have put in place is good enough.’’
Oloyede said that 633 centres were used to conduct the mock examination for 153,000 candidates across the country.
Olasoyinka said: “Mock is a good experience because it will help the candidates to adequately prepare for the forthcoming examination.
“It helps to evaluate how well the candidates have prepared and to improve themselves ahead of time.”
Mr Olajide Adisa, Director of Outstations at JAMB, said although there were 230 capacities at the Computer Based Test (CBT) centre, plans were on to upgrade to 250 them before the main exam.
“Even with that our specification is that at least we should have 10 per cent of same capacity as back-up in case of any breakdown.
“We have already put measures in place to test them in the course of the mock examination, they will be ready before the main examination,” Adisa said.
Source – NTA