Report reaching us has it that the Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has disclosed that the body has been working with the possibility of conducting a “mock examination” to test its preparedness with the new technology and also examine some people that are desirous of knowing their competence with the JAMB examination.
He made this known during interaction with newsmen after a meeting with JAMB officials and other stakeholders regarding the new Information Technology being introduced into the system to make it less stressful to candidates.
He added that so far the the board has been working on increasing the capacity of the CBT centres to maximize their effectiveness to examine more candidates within a given date.
He mentioned that an estimated 1.7 million candidates are expected to register and sit for the Computer Based Test (CBT) across the country which is expected to commence soon.
He however stated that he cannot promise hitch free examination because the board is still testing certain things and in the process of changing the status quo.
Little Advice for Jamb Candidates
It is said that most disappointments are blessings in disguise, thhe delay in commencement of JAMB registration has provided enough time for candidates to prepare. As a matter of fact, I believe that 2017 JAMB candidates have good chances of excelling in the exam considering the ample time they have to study unlike in previous years.
Most candidates fail examinations as a result of nonchalance in studying. Some feel they are intelligent and therefore do not see studying as necessary due to over confidence.
Identify the areas/subjects you have problems and dedicate more time on them, believe me by the time you keep reviewing them, they will no longer be a problem.
Do not depend on “micro chips” or all forms of malpractices, beware of blogs that claim to have answers to 2017 JAMB questions. Do not patronize them. You might be scammed and disappointed on that day.
Always test yourself and see how accurately you can answer questions. The time to prepare is now!!!