The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is introducing something new for prospective candidates sitting for the examination this year.
The board has proposed the use of mobile phones for the year 2023 edition of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) using the newly introduced Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) system.
Meanwhile, Miss Umeh Kamsiyochukwu Nkechinyere, a female candidate from Anambra state, has been confirmed by the board as the best candidate in the 2023 UTME after scoring 360.
Nkechinyere sat for the examination in Ogun State, and applied to the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to study chemical engineering.
Similarly, a male candidate from Edo State, Aguele Stephen Oseruha, was confirmed by JAMB as second best in the examination scoring 358.
He sat for the examination in Edo State, and applied to University of Benin (UNIBEN) to study computer engineering.
Oseruha was closely followed by another male candidate, Ositade Oluwafemi Anthony, who is from Ogun State and took the examination in Ogun State.
The candidate also scored 358 and applied to study computer engineering at University of Lagos (UNILAG).
JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed the information at the opening ceremony of the 2023 Policy Meeting in Abuja on Saturday.
The meeting comprises of heads of tertiary institutions in the country and they are expected to deliberate and decide on criteria for 2023 admission into all the tertiary institutions.
Though the ages of candidates that applied to study at UNILAG were not disclosed, there are indications that UNILAG doesn’t offer admission to candidate below the age of 16, irrespective of UTME score.
(Source: Politics NG)