Prof Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar

Joint Admission and Registration Board, Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, has said 1.7 million applicants are expected to sit 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in April.

this was disclosed on Tuesday in Abeokuta at the sideline of the examination body's information and technology retreat, including civil society groups, students and other prominent partners.

The two-day retreat held inside the Olusegun Obasanjo Presidential Library complex in Abeokuta.

He said JAMB additionally intended to expand the limit of its Computer Based Test focuses with a specific end goal to make the April examination consistent.

He stated, "We are anticipating that 1.7 million participant should sit for JAMB  this year and we need to ensure we fulfill these applicants within a week or something there about.

"That is the reason we are expanding the limit of the PC Based Test focuses to have the capacity to look at more hopefuls within a given date."

Oloyede, who said the body would not guarantee a sans hitch examination, noticed that there were changes and continuous developments, which would send some unlawful operators, who had duped applicants previously, out of the business.

The JAMB Chairman, be that as it may, said the examination body would not be stopped in its central goal to serve its applicants better.

He stated, "I should be blunt with you, I can't guarantee a without hitch examination since we are trying certain things.

"We are changing certain  things. We need to scrutinize business as usual and obviously, we expect a battle back by intrigue that will be trampled upon.

"We will be as true as conceivable in the bearing we are going. We will be as adaptable as humanly conceivable. We are not promising a without hitch examination.

"We visualized that there will be hitches here and there, however they won't be unrealistic. As opposed to promising the country a hitch free examination, we will guarantee a heading we will all be satisfied with."

He contended this educated Frame's choice to welcome partners to evaluate its procedures as it would not have any desire to proceed in the wrong course.

He stated, "We are making some ICT offices and we need our partners, forthcoming hopefuls, regarded researchers, establishments, common social orders to meet up and study what we are doing as such that we can make sure before we go too far in a wrong bearing.

"This is with a view to gathering smart thoughts that could enhance what we are doing."

He said the CBT had come to stay, including that four African nations had shown interest to understudy Nigeria with respect to the examination framework.
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