Latest report reaching our news desk today is coming from FCT Abuja, as the JAMB board denies the allegation of setting questions outside the syllabus.
This claim is coming after Candidates and Parents Decries Low JAMB Scores, saying that there is a mass failure in this year’s JAMB exercise.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has disclosed that contrary to allegations by some candidates and parents that the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) questions were set outside the approved syllabus, nothing as such happened.
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Reacting to this claim, the board’s Head of Media and Protocol, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, on Tuesday, 29th June, maintained that “all the UTME questions set in JAMB 2021 are based on texts prescribed for the UTME in its syllabus.”
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Dr. Fabian said that this statement is coming in direct response to “the lies peddled by some grumpy candidates, who were not prepared for the examination and scored below their expectations.”
The JAMB Head of Media and Protocol, Dr. Fabian further claim that these are the people who are claiming that the Board had based its questions on the wrong syllabus.
Benjamin further disclosed that it’s unlike the board to react to these types of allegations. However, there’s a need to ensure people are not misinformed.
“The truth is that all UTME questions are based on texts designated for the UTME in its syllabus.
The board provided various materials on three platforms to ensure that the syllabus is accessible to all candidates sitting the examination. The syllabus was issued to candidates through these platforms:
1. The Board’s Integrated Brochure and Syllabus System (IBASS)
2. The CD given to each candidate after a successful registration contains the syllabus.
3. The link https://www.ibass.jamb.gov.ng. as provided with the candidates’ profile code.
“The rumor of mass failure in the 2021 UTME is a lie and a campaign by people whose source of illicit income has been barred by this current administration.
“For instance, in the 2021 UTME, a total of 1,415,501 candidates registered for both the UTME/DE. Out of this figure, 1,340,003 candidates registered for UTME, while 75, 498 candidates registered for Direct Entry (DE).
“The total number of candidates who took the UTME are 1, 300,722, while 78,389 candidates were absent.
“Honestly speaking, this year’s performance is not significantly different from that of 2018, 2019, or 2020.”