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Environmental sanitation will not hold in Lagos tomorrow

Lagos state government has cancelled tomorrow’s monthly environmental
sanitation due to the Jamb Examination which is to hold tomorrow
Saturday February 27th. 

 
Meanwhile, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says more than 1.85 million candidates applied for this year ‘s UTME on its Computer-Based Test (CBT) platform.

The board’s Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, announced this in a statement emailed to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Lagos.
The
statement said that this year’s figure was an improvement on the 1.47
million candidates who applied for the same examination in 2015.
It added that the figure for the 2016 UTME  showed an increase of 113, 673 applicants against last year’s figure.
According
to the statement, a total of 343 prison inmates nationwide will
participate in this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination
(UTME).
 
It said that these inmates would also have access to computers at both the Kaduna and Ikoyi prisons.
“The 2016 UTME will commence on Saturday, Feb. 27 and will last for about 14 days.
“It
is, however, expected that all candidates who were unable to conclude
their registration process as at Feb. 5,  will seize the opportunity of
the 48 hours grace of the opening of the portal to do so before
mid-night of Feb. 25,”
it said.
The board pointed out that this did not include fresh registration.
“The
board wants to seize this opportunity to clearly state that the Federal
Ministry of Education and JAMB will not be doing this again and
prospective future candidates’ registration will close as indicated in
our advertisement.”.
It noted that the
board’s matriculation examination has grown to be a “vitally
indispensable gateway” to tertiary institutions in Nigeria with a great
measure of performance and integrity emulated globally.
The
statement explained that this was inspite of increasing number of
candidates and other challenges which the board’s management had
consistently addressed.
It said:”For purposes of
clarity, let me remind Nigerians that, the first Joint Matriculation
Examination (JME) was held in 74 towns in Nigeria and by a special
request in Gambia, with a total number of 96,884 candidates tested.
“However, the challenges in the conduct of examination became enormous as the number of candidates increased.
“Question papers were printed flown into Nigeria and transported in trailers escorted by security agents to the Board’s office.
“The distribution of the materials to the various examination towns was also done largely by air, road  and so on.
“Materials
were stacked up in large cartons and distributed to states from where
they were conveyed in vehicles to the custodians.
“This
was the story of the board. Today, the Computer Based Test (CBT) has
erased all this hurdles and ensures that the system is seamless.
“And
we call on Nigerians to continue to support the board in this drive to
return the glory of Nigerian education when it was placed far above
foreign education.”
According to the
statement, in the board’s  effort to maximize the few spaces in the
country’s tertiary institutions informed the redistribution of
candidates in the last admission exercise.
It
noted that the policy was grossly misunderstood even though the
candidates were those  that were “not admitable” based on the
prevailing guidelines.
The statement however, said
that the board had fine-toned the policy by introducing another choice
after the preferred among the schools that are under-subscribed.
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