The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has said it will meet with “critical” stakeholders in the education sector on Wednesday to evaluate the general conduct of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, on Monday, said that the meeting, scheduled to hold in Abuja, would brainstorm on the conduct of the examination and identify possible areas for review.
Among the stakeholders expected at the meeting are Foreign Affairs Ministry officials, university lecturers, vice- chancellors and rectors of polytechnics, he said.
“We are also expecting top media executives, state commissioners of education and heads of colleges of education.
“Other stakeholders expected at the meeting are labour unions of Nigeria universities such as ASUU, Senior Staff Association of Nigerian Universities and Non-Academic Staff Union, among others,’’ he said
Benjamin said the board had held a similar meeting with owners of Computer Based Test centres and administrators nationwide to appraise the registration and conduct of the 2017 UTME.
The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is’haq Oloyede, had during a meeting with administrators of the CBT centres announced new measures that would further strengthen the integrity and general conduct of the examination.
Oloyede had also banned the use of pens, wrist watches and other devices as part of the newly introduced measures for the 2018 UTME.
According to him, experience had shown that some candidates were using the devices to perpetrate examination malpractices.