2015/2016 UTME COMMENCES

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has commenced its Computer-Based Test (CBT) nationwide for candidates seeking admission into Nigerian institutions of higher learning for the 2015/2016 academic session.

The 2015/2016 Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination (UTME) which commenced on the 10th of March across the country has Ikechukwu Iheanacho ICT Centre (IIIC) of Federal University, Oye-Ekiti as one of the designated exam centres.

A brief chat with a JAMB supervisor revealed that no fewer than 1.4 million candidates registered for the UTME nationwide in more than 400 centres while about 4,480 candidates are sitting for the examination at FUOYE's IIIC. The supervisor also disclosed that the exam is also taking place in seven overseas countries including the UK. “The beauty of the CBT” he enthused, “is that candidates receive their results via the short message service less than 24 hours after the examination.”

Candidates spoken to at the venue admitted that “the new examination method has forced them to be computer literate.” According to one of the candidates, “Many of us were not computer- literate before now but with the CBT, we have no option than to learn it as fast as possible since there is no other means of writing the exam.” The examination started on Tuesday March 10, 2015 and is to last for 10 days.