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JAMB untimely reformation…causing needles confusion

Intellectuals in the country are beginning to criticize the  untimely reformation in the JAMB UTME structures that has ed to the “victimization” of many in the country.

According to TheNations Report,

The reason is that unlike in previous years when the
sale of forms began as early as November for an examination that held
between February and March, this year’s exercise has witnessed an
extended and apprehensive delay. The delay, it seems, is consequent upon
the change of leadership in JAMB and the new management’s desire to do
things differently. It is possible that the new dates and methods being
proposed could bring enormous relief to parents and their children, as
well as the many examination authorities in the country. But, given the
change in JAMB leadership at a crucial and demanding time in the
examination body’s calendar, it would have been much better if the new
leadership went ahead with previous plans for the 2017/2018 session
while it took time in preparing for the revolutionary changes it had in
mind for the 2018/2019 academic session.

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Candidates and their parents have enough reasons to be apprehensive
about the examination proper, given that the sale of forms itself is so
enmeshed in delays and confusion. Reforms are good and may in fact be
healthy for progress. But timing is also crucial. Before the previous
management transited from pencil and paper format, it allowed not only
enough gestation time, it also embarked on sufficient enlightenment
programmes to ensure the examinations did not miscarry. Even then, there
were still teething problems. It is expected that the new management,
having caused this needless and apprehensive delay, will moderate its
appetite for revolutionary changes in the conduct of the examination


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