THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Wednesday, disclosed that over 616,000 candidates registered for the 2014 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) Computer-Based Test (CBT). learnt that 250 prisoners also register for the 2014 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) Computer Base Test (CBT)

The prisoners, who are in Kaduna and Ikoyi prisons, would sit for the test alongside over 616,000 other candidates.

In a statement issued in Lagos by the board’s spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, the body said arrangements had been concluded for the smooth conduct of the examination, scheduled for May 17 through May 31.

The examination will hold at over 163 centres in Nigeria and abroad.

The board urged candidates to prepare for the examination, noting that the CBT was the best platform for candidates to articulate their educational pursuits.

The statement said that the CBT mode would reduce cases of results becoming black-out or incomplete, examination malpractices and would also enhance prompt release of scores.

It advised candidates to reprint their e-slips in the event they missed or misplaced their schedules, adding that the board would commence full-blown CBT in 2015.

The move, according to the statement, was to help sanitise the education sector.

The CBT, which was introduced in 2012, had its maiden edition in 2013.

The JAMB, on Wednesday, said that over 616,000 candidates would sit for the 2014 UTME CBT.

According to the statement, the CBT would hold in over 163 centres in Nigeria and abroad.

The statement said the exercise would help to sanitise the education sector.

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