Following the success recorded in the just-concluded mock examination nationwide, the Management of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has expressed optimism for a hitch-free Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) scheduled to hold between 6th and 16th, May, 2022.
At the post-examination analysis held to conduct a post-mortem of the examination, the Registrar disclosed that the mock examination, which was conducted in about 757 centres across the federation, was held with little or now hitches.
Accordingly, he stated that the Board was primed to deliver the most seamless examination ever, come May, 2022 and advised proprietors of Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres not to rest on their oars but consolidate on the success recorded in the mock examination and deliver an even better outcome in the main examination.
The Registrar stated that the Board instituted the mock examination principally to test its facilities and ascertain its readiness for the main UTME just as it provides candidates with the opportunity to have a hands-on experience with the testing system and application. This experience, he said would not only help to boost candidates’s confidence and alleviate test anxiety but also to eradicate technophobia on the part of candidates during the main UTME.
Accordingly, the Registrar restated that the UTME is not just an avenue to test candidates on their abilities and knowledge, “but an avenue to test how well they would perform under pressure. We test, not tempt.”
Continuing, he said, “The mock examination provides candidates with the confidence they need to be as stress-free as possible on the day of the main examination.”
“This gives fillip to the truism that there is no better way to study than to test what one already knows. Taking the mock examination has been shown to be one of the most effective tests of readiness for the main examination.”