The Registrar says Nigerians should stop going abroad to get an education.
The Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Dibu Ojerinde, said on Friday that the 2014 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, would also be conducted in seven countries abroad.
Mr. Ojerinde stated this on Friday while fielding questions from journalists at the University of Ilorin.
He said the examination, scheduled for April, would also take place in Accra (Ghana), Johannesburg (South Africa), Cameroon, Jeddah (Saudi Arabia), Ivory Coast, London (U.K.) and Cotonou (Benin Republic).
He said JAMB is prepared to conduct a smooth and hitch-free examination in all accredited centres in the country.
Mr. Ojerinde also said about 160 examination centres were accredited to conduct the electronic-based examination, pointing out that the number of examination centres was increased by the Board this year.
“Last year, the board had only fifty-five centres,” he said.
The Registrar said about 300 examination centres applied, but only 160 were accredited because they met with the Board’s requirements.
He said the centres would have steady power supply with back-up facilities if there was power outage.
Mr. Ojerinde urged Nigerians not to abandon the country for “education tourism abroad”.
He said the Ghanaian education was not better than Nigeria’s and advised those leaving to return.
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