JAMB Reduces Exam Questions And Time

The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, on Wednesday said the board may lessen the course of events for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) from three hours to two hours.

Essentially, Use of English that used to have 100 questions will be decreased to 60 questions while alternate subjects will be diminished to 40 addresses each.

He additionally expressed that question papers will be transferred five minutes to the examinations with a specific end goal to check misbehavior and inquiries spillage.

He made this known amid the Strategic Planning retreat on Supervision and Evaluation of 2017 UTME examinations.

He stated: "With respect to the 2017 UTME, it is likely we decrease the length of the examinations. We are taking a gander at two hours for the examinations rather than the present three-hour timetable. This is in accordance with global accepted procedures.

"With respect to the applicants, for their age, the most extreme time they can sit for examinations is two hours. Indeed, even as far as worldwide standard, for grade school students, the most extreme time for examinations is between 45 minutes and 60 minutes."

He said JAMB has grasped new innovation which will make the UTME agreeable to compose by understudies in favored condition and those in rustic regions.

He similarly affirmed that around 300,000 applicants may sit for the taunt UTME examinations on April 8 which will be utilized to trial its new innovation to make its examinations less demanding for understudies.

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