JAMB sells 1 million Tertiary Matriculation Examination forms

The Joint Admissions and
Matriculation Board (JAMB)
on Thursday said it had sold
more than 1 million
application forms for the
2016 Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examination
The board’s director of media
and information, Fabian
Benjamin, disclosed this in a
telephone interview with the
News Agency of Nigeria
(NAN) in Lagos.
According to him, the figure
was likely to rise by the time
the sale of the forms closed
on January 29.
The board sold about 1.5
million forms in 2015.
Mr. Benjamin said more than
400 centres within and
outside the country were
accredited for the
examination this year.
“I want to state that over one
million application
documents have already been
sold for this year’s all
Computer Based Test (CBT)
UTME examination.
“So far, we have concluded
arrangement for the smooth
conduct of the examination

“All our technical staff and engineers
have been given the necessary training
and they have carried out proper
familiarisation tour of these centres.
“This is in a bid to ensure an improved
outing during the entire duration of the
examination,’’ he said.
According to Benjamin, the board is
committed to ensuring that the future of
the Nigerian child is secured.
“We will also continue to sustain the
board’s integrity as one of the best
examination bodies in Africa,’’ the
director said.
He said the board was still holding
consultations on the exact date in
February when the examination would