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With effect from 2017, candidates sitting for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) would spend two hours instead of three hours, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board said on Wednesday.
The test on Use of English which used to be 100 questions has been reduced to 60 questions, while the other three subjects would be 40 questions each, making a total of 180 questions.
The organisation said the reduction in hours was in line with international best standards and practices where no candidate sits for an examination such as UTME for more than two hours.
The Registrar/Chief Executive of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, announced the changes in Kaduna during the commencement of a strategic planning retreat on monitoring, supervision and evaluation of 2017 UTME with the theme, ‘Inclusiveness and sensitisation of key external actors.’
Oloyede said, “We are going to reduce the duration of the examination for this year’s UTME. You cannot keep children of this age for three hours. For their age, the maximum time you can keep them is two hours. So, we are considering the reduction in the time they spend because once it is more than two hours, you can’t expect that they will retain their presence of mind.”
JAMB also announced innovation in the use of computer for the test, saying, “From the general feedback on the adoption of the Computer Based Test mode, we have noted the challenge of computer low level literacy of some candidates, especially with the phobia for the mouse. This has been responsible partly for the call by some people for reversal to the Paper and Pencil Test mode. In order to ensure equity and level playing field for all candidates taking the UTME, JAMB has designed a system that will allow candidates to use only eight keys without the use of the mouse.
“All the candidates need to do is to press the letters A,B,C,D for responses(answer) to questions and keys: P = Previous question, N = Next question, S = Submit responses when candidate has finished examination R = Reverse (do not intend to go further to submit again).”
JAMB also said special privileges would be accorded to blind candidates in the UTME, including “the transportation and accommodation of every blind candidate and one guide.”
Oloyede said, “In order to amplify the past efforts and also expand the frontiers of equity and inclusiveness, we have met with the executive committee of the Association of Blind Persons in Nigeria at the board’s headquarters in Abuja in February 2017 and we also met with prospective blind candidates from a school for the blind in Lagos about two weeks ago at the University of Lagos.
“The outcome of these meetings revealed that while the challenged group fully appreciates the board’s recent efforts at improving and upgrading the facilities for the administration of the board’s examination for the blind candidates.
He added that out of the 13 commercial banks and the Nigeria Postal Service that signified interest in the sales of the admission forms, only nine had paid for the number of application documents required in the first instance.
He said, “As part of our approach to the ideal of inclusiveness, we invited all Central Bank of Nigeria approved commercial banks to participate in the sale of the 2017 Board’s application documents. Sixteen commercial banks and NIPOST honoured and attended the interactive session where we explained the reason and need for all of them to partake in the exercise.
Oloyede added in pursuit of the all-inclusive approach of JAMB, JAMB had to patronise the NIPOST which could reach remote towns and villages.
“Even when NIPOST could not raise the capital to purchase the pins for the application documents, we had to open a credit line for NIPOST to also vend pin and pay later without reducing the commission that the organisation is entitled to per sale of document.”
Despite achieving great success in the music world, it has been revealed that singer, Mr Eazi has quite a strange lifestyle.
From Adenta to Chicago, to New York, city after city, that’s how music star, Oluwatosin Oluwole Ajibade also known as Mr. Eazi has been touring in the last couple of weeks, gathering accolades fromleft, right and center, making money and promoting his brand around the world.
According to Vanguard, friends and close associates of the ‘Leg Over’ crooner are however lamenting his weird lifestyle.
For instance, it was revealed that before he left for his tour, the budding musician had a misunderstanding with his manager as regards his choice of apartment. Upon his rise to fame, his manager had suggested they move to a bigger and better apartment on the Island which the crooner objected to.
After months of disagreement on the above subject, it was revealed that Mr. Eazi succumbed to his manager’s option, but the problem became the choice of apartment.
While the crooner opted for a one bedroom apartment, his manager wanted something bigger, more like a duplex, submitted our source.
Buttressing on the gist, our source said, Mr. Eazi insisted he’d rather forfeit the temporary comfort of staying in a bigger apartment and save money for his building project.Although it wasn’t revealed to us if the 22-year-old is a miser but it indeed told this reporter that he considers staying in duplex a complete waste of resources.
Eventually as things turned out, the lanky, hat dotting singer and his manager are said to have since settled for a 3-bedroom apartment before leaving Nigeria for their tour.
MAR “Davido Has A 4-Year-Old Daughter Outside” – Lady Claims (See Evidences here)
If this new information is anything to go by, it is safe to say Davido’s first child isn’t Imade as he reportedly has a 4 year old daughter.
A lady sent messages to @SubDeliveryManon Twitter with photos of the little girl whobears a striking resemblance to his daughter, Imade….If true, then Davido who is said to be expecting another child with his Atlanta based lover, will be a father for the third time. LIFE OF ARTISTE.
Big Brother Naija: Thin Tall Tony Rejects N1million Offer To WithdrawFrom House
Big Brother Naija housemate, Thin Tall Tony, addressed as TTT, has rejected a N1 million offer from Big Brother to quit the house.In a diary session with Big Brother, the housemate, who is up for eviction this weekend turned down the offer insisting he will win the show.
Recall that TTT alongside T-boss, Efe and Debbie Rise were last weekend nominatedfor eviction.
When asked if he will take a million naira and save himself the stress of remaining in the house, he replied, “No. I don’t want it.“I have a policy in life that i don’t give up.“If I have taken that long time ago I won’t be here.”
Something big is going down today and it will change the face of comedy in Nigeria forever. At 6pm today at Club Rumours, a first-of-its-kind digital comedy service called Comedy+ will be launched for Nigerians!
That means you can put an end to dull moments. Laughter, after-all they say is the best medicine. Comedy+ brings comedy videos from your favourite comedians into one place and it is served to you on-the-go via your mobile phone.
Think of it as having Bovi, Basket Mouth, SeyiLaw, Falzthebahdguy, Helen Paul, Senator, Frank Donga, Maraji, Ebiye, Emmahogmygod, Emmanuella and every other Nigerian comic act all in one room to crack your ribs! Now, that’s laughter overload.
Comedy+ allows you to seamless access comedy videos in 6 different categories; Skits, Stand-up, Episodes (cut-out from movies and TV Shows), Animation, Pranks and Freefall To get Comedy+ is easy; simply send COMEDY to 2100 from your MTN line or visit the iOS app and App Store on your phone to download. You can also download the app by visiting http://comedy.mtnonline.com and click the download button