The Management of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) recently met with some top officials of the Nigeria Security and Civil Deference Corps (NSCDC) at the JAMB Headquarters in Bwari Abuja to plan security measures to be put in place for a successful UTME nationwide. Addressing the officials, the JAMB Registrar Prof. Dibu Ojerinde appreciated the Corps for always adjusting to the various developing changes in the Board examination and for being punctual to the meeting. He urge them to be as punctual to their respective centres as they were at the meeting as punctuality plays a vital role in the successful conduct of the 2016 UTME.

He urged them that “bunching” and “clustering” should not be allowed in any of the centres especially at the entrance of the centre emphasising that the corps should ensure that the “holding room” in the centres are utilized to create a peaceful and secured environment for the candidates. Prof. Ojerinde assured the corps of the Board’s cooperation with all their officers for a hitch-free examination. He also informed the officials that the 2016 UTME would start on the 27th February and candidates are expected to come to the centre by 10:00am because of the environmental. While subsequent examinations will start by 6:30am.

The Director of Test Administration department, Dr. Yusuf Lawal, urged the officers to continue to maintain a cordial relationship with the Board pointing out that they should play their role in the national assignment entrusted to them. He enjoined them to handle any malpractice case in their assigned centres properly and apprehend defaulting candidates for prosecution; adding that, other security agencies such as Economic and Financial Crimes Commission (EFCC), Independent Corrupt Practices and other Related offenses Commission (ICPC), State Security Services (SSS), Nigeria Police Force (NPF), Institutions security guards e.t.c. will also participate in the exercise; he therefore, urged them to cooperate with them when they arrived at any of the centres.

The acting deputy Commandant General in charge of Operations of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Dr. Nwinyi Nnamdi assured the Board of their optimal cooperations and best services to ensure that the Board has a successful outing. He also urged the Board to give adequate report on the performances of officers sent to various centres as such reports will help them take appropriate measures especially on overzealous officers.

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