2019 UTME commences nationwide

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The 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME has commenced nationwide.

The Joint admission and matriculations board had last week warned that only candidates verified by biometrics would be allowed into the exam hall.

The exam body also warned candidates to adhere strictly to the printing order of their examination slips to avoid unnecessary issues.

At the Global Distance Learning Institute in Abuja, majority of the candidates arrived early with their exam slips and were promptly verified.

Many of the candidates who are writing the exam for the first time said they participated in the mock exam to familiarize themselves with the process.

While some said they had prepared adequately for the exam and know what to expect, others expressed reservations about the actual examination.

According to 16years old Chinonyelum, ‘‘I can use a computer, I understand the CBT exam, I just hope the questions are fair’’

Meanwhile a total of 1,888,008 registered candidates are expected to write the examination across Nigeria.

Last week, the JAMB registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede revealed that only about 698 CBT centres across the country will be utilised for the examination following the disqualification of additional 14 centres for various infractions.

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