JAMB Celebrates Success in Hosting 297 Foreign Candidates
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in the just concluded exam last month agrees that it has recorded a huge success in the conduct of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) in eight countries.
The exam which has now featured countries beyond Nigeria who wants to take part in the examination exercise has been successfully concluded. The countries include UK, Cameroon, Benin Republic, Côte d’Ivoire and South Africa.
The board’s Head of Media and Information Department, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Sunday in Lagos.
According to him, not less than 297 foreign candidates participated in the 2018 UTME in the countries conducted on Saturday, April 14, under the supervision of some foreign nationals, who came to understudy the process.
Benjamin said the foreigners were elated by what they saw that an African country could achieve and sustain such a feat.
“The examination was conducted yesterday in not less than eight foreign countries under the watch of some foreign nationals.
“As usual, it was well attended and very successful. All resources to ensure the smooth conduct of the examination were readily deployed by the board.
“We are indeed happy to have achieved yet another feat especially as we had people who came around to observe and understudy the process.
“They were happy as well as impressed with what they saw on ground. We know it can only be better because we have the capacity and all it takes to move this country to the next level ” he said.
Benjamin said: “Again, we are not just conducting the examination in these countries because of the number of candidates that indicate interest but because we also want to showcase Nigeria’s giant strides in technological advancement on the global scene.”
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