An umbrella body of over 100 non-governmental organisations, the Forum of Non-Governmental Organisations in Nigeria (FONGON), has expressed confidence in the ability of the Prof. Is-haq Oloyede-led Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to conduct a credible Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The group, in a statement issued in Abuja yesterday, said Oloyede was out to correct the anomalies of the past.
It said the registrar would correct this institutionalised corruption and fraud in the system, through “holistic and painstaking approach”.
The statement by its National Co-ordinator, Wole Badmus, added that the Oloyede-led JAMB will prove that the postponement of the mock UTME is in the interest of the candidates.
The group sought public support and prayer for the successful conduct of the coming and future examinations.
The statement reads: “Within the short spate of period of the JAMB Registrar, many far-reaching measures have been put in place to safeguard the credibility of the UTME. Now, unlike before, all JAMB-approved examination centres are equipped with examination computers and Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras to track down any form of examination malpractices within and outside the halls. Candidates are, therefore, expected to spend more time to study and adequately prepare for the examination rather than look for leaked questions as cheating in any form will be picked by the CCTV camera while the entire results will be cancelled.”