The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has approved a total of 600 centres out of the over 800 that applied.
The Board Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, who stated this at a Lagos meeting with all state commissioners for education, also assured them of a hitch-free 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
In the weekly bulletin of the Board, its spokesperson, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, noted that the board was set to commence the processes for the examination scheduled for February 14, and reiterated that it will not clash with the general elections. It said the board promised to tackle most of the challenges recorded during the conduct of the past examinations.
Oloyede said the meeting briefed the commissioners on JAMB’s level of preparedness and sought their support, and revealed that the establishment of world-class Computer Based Test (CBT) centres nationwide has come to stay.
According to him, “We showed them the result of the 2023 centre accreditation for the conduct of the examination. A total of 600 centres have been approved, out of the over 800 that applied.”
The figure is 140 less than the total number used for the exercise in 2022. Due to this, a sharp drop is expected in the number of personnel that would be engaged.