As the effect of the novel coronavirus bites harder especially in other continents, the Nigerian Government and its agencies has been taking precautionary measures to thwart the spread of the virus in the country. JAMB says arrangement has been made to provide hand gloves and hand sanitisers for candidates and its workers taking part in the exam.
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says not less than 1,900,000 candidates will sit for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The exam which begins on Saturday, March 14, 2020, will be written across over 600 Computer-Based Test centres nationwide.
Punch reported that JAMB has also deployed operatives of the Nigerian Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) and the Department of State Services to CBT centres to monitor activities within each hall through the Closed-Circuit Television.
However, in the board’s weekly bulletin, 63 centres will not be participating in the 2020 UTME due to various infractions, adding that 16 of them suspended only after the February 18 mock examination.