Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, JAMB registrar disclosed on Saturday in an interview with journalists that over 1.5 million candidates have been registered for the CBT examination. He also spoke about the mock examinations that were on course around the country; About 633 centres are being utilised for the sake of the mock examination for over 153 candidates.
Oloyede made this known to the journalists
“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 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.’’
Correspondents took their reportage to the doorsteps of Mr Abdul-Aziz Olasoyinka, Technical Research Officer of Digital Bridge Institute. He appreciated the efforts oft the regulations board for the UTME examinations, he spoke that the initiative for a widespread mock examination will prepare the candidates on their expectations on each subject courses.
He had these to say to newsmen
“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.”