By Uche Amunike
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) mock result of the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) has been released.
This is, according to information contained in the JAMB Weekly Bulletin which was released by the Office of the Registrar, Monday.
It directed candidates to visit www.jamb.gov.ng and click on ‘2022 Mock Result Checking’, then input their UTME registration number, in order to assess their JAMB mock result.
The exam was conducted on April 9, 2022 and over 175,000 candidates sat for it at the 757 centres provided by the examination Board and spread all over Nigeria.
Recall that the introduction of Mock examinations in 2016 by JAMB was seen as an opportunity by the examination board, to acquaint candidates with the Computer-Based Test (CBT) system, neutralize their fears and anxiety about the CBT exam which they were ordinarily not used to and also, prepare them better for the real examination.
The mock examination also served as an opportunity for jamb to test-run its facilities and other initiatives that might have been introduced in order to improve efficiency, credibility and effectiveness of the examination.
According to the Registrar of the board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, who personally monitored the exercise in some areas, the examination recorded a huge success in the different CBT centres across the country.
Speaking to newsmen after the exercise, he confirmed that he was satisfied with the conduct of the exercise nationwide, but stated that the delisting of a test centre had to be enforced over power disruption during the examination.
His words: ‘I did sample inspections in Lagos and Ogun States and the turnout was impressive. We are satisfied with the level of performance. In the process, a CBT centre, ‘Brain Point CBT Centre in Oko-Oba, Lagos State that could not sustain its generator was automatically delisted. I gave instructions that the candidates in the centre should be refunded their money in full’.
He further stated: ‘We had assured CBT centres of our support and that was why we allowed the centres to collect up to N1,000 instead of the earlier N700 so they can continue to give their best to the candidates. Some of the institutions, especially tertiary institutions need to keep up and maintain their facilities because some of them are substandard’.
He called on stakeholders to draw lessons from the mock examination and explained that the reason only 175,000 candidates sat for the exam was because they did not want to have more than one session across the country, maintaining that the one session commenced by 8am and ended by 10am.
A candidate, Sowande Hosanna whose centre was the Rosa-Mystica Academy, Kubwa-Abuja was happy after the exam, as she confirmed that it boosted her confidence to sit for the main examination because she didn’t experience any technical challenges.
Her words: ‘The JAMB official engaged us first in biometrics, cross-checked our fingerprints with what they have and at exactly 8am, we filed into the hall. The computer timed us for two hours which was the time allotted for us to take the examination.
He maintained that candidates were limited to one session which commenced by 8am and ended by 10am and also assured that between May 6th and May 16th, the Computer-Based Tests (CBT) centres will host the 2022 main examination, adding that about 1.8 million candidates have already registered so far.