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C’River: FG Commends JAMB For Smooth Conduct Of 2020 UTME

From Etim Bassey, Calabar


The Federal Government has commended the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board for the smooth conduct of the ongoing 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Exercise in Cross River State.

The Minister of State for Education, Hon. Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba gave the commendation in Calabar after an on the spot assessment of some examinations centres in Cross River State.

The Minister disclosed that though there were minor glitches in some of the centres, these glitches were technical in nature and has been largely resolved by the examinations body.

He also commended the management of JAMB led by Professor Ishaq Oyeleye for its responsiveness to some of the challenges particularly the increased number of candidates and promised that the Ministry will work with JAMB to respond accordingly in the 2021 examinations.

“JAMB is doing a fantastic job in getting students ready for the examinations that will get them into the university. We have inspected a couple of centres and believe they are going on properly. Some of the network glitches have been resolved and they are doing well.

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“JAMB is going to accredit more centres and I am sure you have noticed that Professor Oyoleye, the Registrar of JAMB is quite responsive to this and once this is done he will prepare a report which will be used to plan for the 2011 examinations.

“This year, we expanded based on what we had last year, so with the increase in the number of students this year, we will respond accordingly”, the Minister said.

The Minister who was accompanied by the Cross River State Commissioner for Education, Godwin Amanke, Permanent Secretary, Aniedi Bassey as well as Mrs. Ville Pius, the JAMB Coordinator for Cross River State also visited some public primary and secondary schools in Calabar.

He said the Ministry of Education is a holistic in its approach to educational issues and the essence of inspecting some public and primary schools is to see what input is being made at this point and how the ministry can intervene in improving the quality of education at these levels.

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