Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is to conduct its mock exam today, the 1st of April, 2019. The board has barred any last minute change. There won’t be a case of rescheduling like that of the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC) in the last election in the country. They have had a year to prepare just like the aforementioned body so they are well prepared to conduct a successful exercise for the benefit of the parties involved (board and candidates).
The exam was introduced in 2017 to give candidates, particularly those who are not conversant with the computer. This will help them acquaint themselves with the conduct of Computer Based Test (CBT) which was also introduced few years ago. JAMB also uses the mock exercise to ascertain the readiness of its systems and appraise candidates’ preparedness for the main exam. The board as thereby warned candidates about lateness in the mock exam. Lateness will not be condoned; it is also a way of preparing them for the coming examination.
The mock exam is a way of helping the candidate to be their best in the coming examination slated for April 11th, 2019. Speaking through the board’s spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, the candidates are enjoined to perfectly follow the stipulated rules and regulations for a successful exercise. In the statement released in Abuja, the mock examination would not be used for any assessment process.
Meanwhile, candidates are urged to jealously guard all their details pertaining to the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Entry (DE). Over 1.7 million candidates are said to have successfully registered to participate in the 2019 UTME exercise. The mock examination as it names implies is a way to make the exercise a success for both parties i.e. the board and the candidates.