The 2018 Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination registration into various higher educational institutions has been scheduled to commence fromNovember 22 this year to January 22 2018.
The Registrar of the JAMB, Professor Isiaq Oloyede who spoke at a stakeholder meeting in Abuja, said that the examination proper would take place between March 9 and 17, 2018.
He said that the stakeholders meeting was convened to seek and incorporate all shades of opinion to add value to the board’s plan and programme, adding that all the logistics have been put in place.
“We advise all critical stakeholders to cooperate, collaborate, support and assist the board in that direction. We also advise philanthropists who plan to purchase and distribute application documents to do so with the time schedule of the board.”
Professor Oloyede who also called for the support of all stakeholders in the education sector for the success of the exam, cautioned particularly cyber operators to desist from extorting money from intending candidates for the forthcoming exam.
He said that the board has done everything possible to ensure smooth exercise for the sale of application documents, conduct of mock exam and the examination proper.
“At the end of this meeting, it would be appreciated if you would become our ambassadors and the face and voice of JAMB anywhere you are in the public on enlightenment, particularly, in the area of elimination of corrupt practices in the registration and examination.”
In their separate remarks, some members of National Assembly Committee on Education commended the board for putting in place, proactive measures in ensuring high standard of education in the country. They however charged the board to sustain the tempo in order to ensure good standard of education in the country.
Stakeholders at the meeting also outlined some steps that the board need to take in order to sustain the tempo and put in more efforts to ensure success, as service providers assured their readiness for the forthcoming exam. [myad]