Registration for prospective candidates for the 2019 Joint admission Matriculation Board, (JAMB), has commenced in Kogi State along side other states across the country.
Speaking with journalists in Lokoja, Kogi State capital, the Kogi State coordinator of JAMB Yissa Usman, said that all necessary measures have been put in place to ensure hitch exercise.
In his words “Registration has commenced nation wide and Kogi State is not left out. In fact I have just finishedad dressing the candidates that turned out here our advertisement, have been in the media but you know not all the candidates have access to the media but they are aware of what to do now. As they come we will continue to enlighten them.
“Kogi State has been clean in the past three years we have no case of centers that engage in shady deals though we have the big challenge of adequate centers that we are still trying to look at. But as far as the issue of centers being blacklisted for infractions, we don’t have any such in Kogi State. So all the centers that took part in the exercise in 2018 have been accessed and have been given clean bill by the management of JAM to partake in the exercise
“In all we have ten registration centers in Kogi State including JAMB office but for the examination we have 9 centers and that is because JAMB doesn’t have a CBT center.
According to him, the State capital has two registration centres, that is The Yabman at 500units Housing Estate and the JAMB office.
” We have 3 registration centres in Okene, Fedeeral College of Education Okene is joining the registration for the first time this year. we used the centre for examination last year and it was a perfect centre, very successful by the time they got their accreditation registration was over last year.
“We have FCE Okene, we have another at Abdulazeez Attah centre, Dallak Associate Nigeria limited. At Abdulazzez Attah Memorial College. There is another at Ihima community secondary school, Comprehensive Secondary School Ajaokuta. The hey are on ground and they performed creditably well last year . In Kabba there is a centre to take care of that axis . The centre is cited inside St. Augustine’s College in Kabba.
“Others are Ankpa located at the Kogi State College of Education, the Kogi State University Anyigba and in Idah it is at theIdah Commercial Secondary school.
On the issue of downward review of the registration fee by the federal government, he said that, “A reduction was effected, the pin that used to be N5000 was reduced to N3500. That is where the reduction occurs but candidates will still pay for the registration text that is made compulsory for all candidates. It is meant to improve the reading culture of candidates because over time JAMB realised that candidates don’t even devote adequate time to prepare for the examination.
“Nigerian children these days look for shortcuts and they need to be encouraged, that is what inform the introduction of the book. The Book is N500 making it N4000. This is against the former N5000. Aside that is another N700 service charge for the registration. The management of JAMB has mandate all CBT centres not to charge more than the N700.
“This is because cyber cafes were taking undue advantage of the candidates to do registration and all that, but now we have a regulated registration structure for our prospective candidates
“All the CBT centres that were accredited were made to undergo scrutiny . The management of JAMB went as far as making sure that the CBT centres are registered as corporate bodies. It is not just having an ordinary business Center . The rules were clearly spelt out, if you violate it there would ‘ve sanctions. They should not do anything that is against the rules of JAMB.
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