- October 9, 2017
- Posted by: Godwin Elijah
- Category: National News
Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board -JAMB says it would partner with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to conduct public examination through Computer Based Test -CBT for Nigerians abroad.
JAMB’s Head of Public Relations, Dr Fabian Benjamin who made this known in an interview with newsmen in Abuja said the collaboration was to enhance the conduct of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination –UTME for foreign candidates in 2018.
He said 2017 UTME was conducted for foreign candidates on September 30 in Gambia, Saudi Arabia, United Kingdom, Ghana, Cote D’ Voir, Benin Republic, Ethiopia, South Africa and Cameroun.
According to him, although the conduct of the examination was not justifiable, in terms of monetary value, there is need for JAMB to collaborate, to promote growth in the education sector.
While decrying alleged messages on the social media that the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, had directed the refund of post UTME fee, describing the information as false and could create confusion in the public domain, Benjamin urged the public to disregard the information, saying that institutions that had charged more than 2, 000 naira would be asked to make refund of the excess.