The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has introduced two new science subjects physical health education and computer science for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
This was disclosed by the Registrar of the examination body, Prof Ishaq Oloyede on Saturday in Abuja.
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“We are asking and sensitising the public, particularly the students, who are to take the exam, that these are two science subjects that will be added to their choice to widen opportunities for candidates to be able to access tertiary education,” Oloyede stated.
The registrar added that the board would soon clear the backlog of illegal admissions conducted by tertiary institutions in the country.
He said the move was to ensure that students, who were improperly admitted, but had the minimum qualifications, were bailed out.
“We want to continue the campaign to discourage those who are committing such illegal action to stop doing so,” Oloyede said.
He also spoke about the cashless registration system which has been recently adopted for 2022 UTME adding that soon, the board would prohibit computer-based test centres from selling e-PINs to guard against extortion of candidates.
“It is known that many CBT centres, despite supervision, still manage to exploit candidates.
“We want to put a stop to that; we have intensified monitoring, but part of what we are doing is to ensure that we protect the students against this extortion.
“We will ensure that anybody who wants to sell ePIN will not be a CBT centre operator. Once you are a CBT centre operator, you have lost the right to sell ePIN, so that we can hold the ePIN sellers responsible for what they do.” the registrar said.
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