Board fixes date for 2019 mock examination

By Temitope Mustapha, Abuja

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has slated Saturday, March 23, for the conduct of the 2019 Mock exercise.

JAMP urged candidates to begin the printing of their Mock Examination Notification slips from Wednesday 6th March, 2019.

The Board  uses ‘the mock exercise to ascertain the readiness of its system and to appraise the candidates’ preparedness for the main examination.

Mock examination was introduced in 2017 to give candidates the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the conduct of Computer Based Test, particularly, candidates who are not conversant with the use of computers.

According to the board, ” it would not want any candidate to be at a disadvantage position, hence the introduction of mock examination and other processes that would help the candidates during examination “

It equally introduced the nine (9) keys without a mouse for candidates to use the computer with ease.

Jamb stated that the mock examination would not be used for any assessment process.

The Head of Media of the Board, Mr Fabian Benjamin said; “clarification becomes necessary because of insinuations from some quarters that marks from the mock examination would be added to scores obtained in the main examination”.

The Board enjoined all candidates to jealously guard all their details pertaining to the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME/DE) Direct Entry.

This year’s exercise is the third in the series of mock examinations conducted by the Board under the leadership of Professor Is-haq Oloyede.

 

Mercy Chukwudiebere