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“1.94 million candidates to sit for the 2024 exams”- JAMB registrar

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The Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof Ishaq Oloyede, has indicated that no fewer than 1.94 million candidates are expected to sit for the 2024 examinations in the country.

Oloyede said this while inspecting Computer Based Test (CBT) centres in the state amidst the ongoing JAMB examinations.

He stated that by the completion of the exam today, there would be fewer than 100,000 candidates left in Lagos, Benue, and other states throughout the country.

Oloyede explained that the velocity at which JAMB vetted candidates and collected biometrics, accelerated the exercise. He stated that this was part of JAMB’s re-engineering process to ensure a smooth exercise.

The Registrar also frowned at exam cheats, remarking, that it is a futile effort.

He disclosed that impersonation was the root cause of the majority of JAMB’s troubles and specifically stated that the majority of the cases involved applicants having duplicate National Identification Numbers (NINs), and that JAMB would raise the issue with the National Identity Management Commission.

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