Dibu Ojerinde

JAMB: 1.5m candidates write exam tomorrow

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) said a total 1,589,175 candidates that applied for the 2016 the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will start exams tomorrow.

JAMB Registrar Dibu Ojerinde made the remarks in a statement yesterday.

 He said the examination which will hold simultaneously in 521 centres in Nigeria and 8 foreign centres.
The foreign centres are: Accra in Ghana; Buea in Republic of Cameroun; Cotonou in Republic of Benin; London in United Kingdom; Jeddah in Kingdom of Saudi-Arabia; Johannesburg in Republic of South Africa; Addis Ababa in Ethiopia and Abidjan in Cote d’Ivoire is expected to last 14 days.
He said the minimum cut-off points approved by the policy committee chaired by education minister was 180 marks but “institutions are at liberty to go higher than 180 depending on their peculiarity and this does not in any way infringe on the powers of the Board.”

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