About 1,900,000 candidates will sit for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination on today across over 600 Computer-Based Test centres in Nigeria.
The UTME will last till Saturday, April 4, with about 1.9 million registered candidates, being the highest so far in the 41-year history of the board. Our correspondent who is monitoring the situation in Rivers State reports that JAMB had deployed operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps and the Department of State Services to CBT centres and would also monitor activities within each hall through the Closed-Circuit Television.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board said it had made arrangements to ensure that its workers taking part in the examination use hand gloves and hand sanitizers, which would also be available for candidates.
The board said, it is “Determined to prevent the spread of the deadly coronavirus, the board has taken precautionary measures to prevent the spread of the pandemic. The Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, at an emergency meeting with the directors underscored the need to be proactive in tackling the menace.
“Members of staff are advised to get face masks and hand sanitizers. He hinted that arrangements had been made to provide staff taking part in the 2020 UTME with hand gloves and hand sanitizers for use in their centres. The registrar also advised them to shun acts that would expose them to health hazards.”