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200 candidates sat for UTME in foreign nations – JAMB

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No fewer than 200 candidates including foreigners took the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination on Saturday in centres in seven countries.
According to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Sunday, the candidates sat for the UTME in the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia, Ghana, South Africa, Cote D’Ivoire, Cameroon and Benin Republic at centres provided by the board.
Our correspondent learnt that some of the candidates were Nigerians while a few others were nationals of these foreign countries.
In a weekly bulletin released on Sunday by the JAMB Head of Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, the board said, “To give equal opportunity to Nigerians in the Diaspora and other foreigners who may wish to come to Nigeria and acquire tertiary education, the JAMB has conducted a foreign-based UTME for Nigerian candidates abroad and nationals.
“The examination was successfully conducted in seven countries and over 200 candidates took the examination that held simultaneously on Saturday, April 27. Reports from the officials deployed to these foreign examination centres revealed that candidates were glad they had an opportunity to achieve their dreams and aspirations for tertiary education.”
One of the officials, who monitored the foreign examination, who pleaded anonymity, said, “We are not just conducting the examination in these countries on account of the candidates alone, which was at any rate negligible. We also want to showcase Nigeria’s technological advancement.”
The board noted that the results of the 2019 UTME results had not been released, urging the over 1.8 million candidates to disregard fraudulent messages and calls purported to be from the board.
“We state emphatically that the results of the UTME have not been released. We urge parents and candidates to be wary of dubious elements and disregard overtures to inflate candidates’ scores. The board will make it public when the results are ready,” it said.
Source: Punch

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