Thursday, 30 March 2017

JAMB Reduces Exam Questions And Time, Questions To Be Uploaded 5 Mins To The Exam

The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, on Wednesday said the board may reduce the timetable for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) from three hours to two hours.

Also, Use of English that used to have 100 questions will be lessened to 60 questions while other subjects will be decreased to 40 questions each.

He additionally expressed that question papers will be uploaded five minutes to the examinations with a specific end goal to check malpractice and question leakage.

He made this known amid the Strategic Planning retreat on Supervision and Evaluation of 2017 UTME examinations.

He stated: "With respect to the 2017 UTME,it is likely we reduce the duration of the examinations. We are looking at two hours for the examinations rather than the present three-hour course of events. This is in accordance with worldwide accepted procedures.

"With respect to the candidates, for their age, the most extreme time they can sit for examinations is two hours. Indeed, even as far as universal standard, for elementary school understudies, the greatest time for examinations is between 45 minutes and 60 minutes."

He said JAMB has embraced new technology which will make the UTME comfortable to write by students in privileged environment and those in rural areas.

He similarly affirmed that around 300,000 candidates may sit for the mock UTME examinations on April 8 which will be utilized to test run its new innovation to make its examinations easier for students.
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