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Jamb Reduces UTME Exam Hour: Read The Actual Reasons Why

Jamb Reduces UTME Exam Hour: Read The Actual Reasons Why
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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), gives reasons for reducing the examination duration time by one hour from the regular three hours duration.

This was explained by its registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, on Wednesday. Oloyede disclosed this in Kaduna during the opening ceremony of a strategic planning retreat on the monitoring, supervision and evaluation of 2017 UTME with the theme: Inclusiveness and sensitisation of key external actors.

He explained that keeping candidates for more than two hours would cause them to focus since the structured population targeted for UTME had been proven to have a short- attention span. According to his statement, the reduction of hours was also in line with international best standards and practices where no candidate was kept in an examination such as UTME for more than two hours.

His words: “We are going to reduce the duration of the examination for this year's UTME. You cannot keep children of this age for three hours. For their age, the maximum time you can keep them is two hours. “So, we are considering the reduction in the time they spend because once it is more than two hours you can't expect that they will retain their presence of mind.”

He added that a total of 240,000 candidates had so far registered for the examination which had been scheduled for May 20, barely one week after the commencement of the sale of forms which is expected to end on April 22. Oloyede added that out of 13 commercial banks and the Nigeria Postal Service that had signified interest in the sales of the admission forms, only nine had paid for the number of application documents they required in the first instance.

NEWSFLASH: 9jaspot gathered that JAMB through its Registrar/Chief Executive Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, on Wednesday in Kaduna, stated that candidates writing the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) this year would spend two hours instead of three hours.

He said this during the opening ceremony of a strategic planning retreat on the monitoring, supervision and evaluation of 2017 UTME.

Accordind to him, the reduction in exam time was in line with international best standards and practices where no candidate is kept in an examination such as UTME for more than two hours.

In his words: “We are going to reduce the duration of the examination for this year's UTME. You cannot keep children of this age for three hours. For their age, the maximum time you can keep them is two hours. So, we are considering the reduction in the time they spend because once it is more than two hours you can't expect that they will retain their presence of mind.”

Oloyede added that out of 13 commercial banks and the Nigeria Postal Service that have signified interest in the sales of the admission forms, only nine have paid for the number of application documents they required in the first instance.

In a related development, since JAMB started the sale of the 2017 UTME form, candidates have been finding it hard to complete their registration. Some prpspective candidates have been complaining about difficulties in getting the pin to be used to register for the exam.

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