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General News of Monday, 6 December 2021


JAMB adds two new subjects to syllabus

JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board(JAMB) has added physical and health education and computer studies into next year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

The board said the two subjects would help to widen opportunities for candidates so that they can access tertiary education.

Registrar of JAMB, Prof Is- haq Oloyede said this during an interview with reporters after receiving an award of excellence from the Education Correspondents Association of Nigeria (ECAN).

He said the board would go after students using fake certificates to secure admission.

The registrar also said the Board was working to clear the backlog of illegal admissions conducted by tertiary education institutions in the country.

Oloyede said the decision is to rescue students who have the requisite qualifications but were admitted illegally.

Speaking on the 2022 UTME, Oloyede said the Board has decided to adopt a cashless system in the registration process, adding that JAMB would also prohibit Computer Based Test (CBT) Centres from selling e-PINs to guard against extortion of candidates.

The registrar said: “On our campaign on cashless CBT centres particularly during our registration exercise. It is known that many CBT centres, despite the supervision, still manage to exploit candidates.