A statement issued by head, information, Joint Admissions and
Matriculation Board (JAMB), Dr Fabian Benjamin has revealed that
Soldiers would be drafted to the computer based Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examination (UTME) centres in some parts of the country to
beef up security.
According to the statement, this decision was reached after a meting
between JAMB Registrar, Professor Is-haq O. Oloyede and Chief of Army
Staff Lieutenant General Tukur Buratai in Abuja.
It said the board had formed a common synergy with the army to secure
the Computer Based Test (CBT) centres with a view to having a hitch free
examination for the 2017 UTME.
“This need became imperative to seek for security intervention from the army, particularly in turbulent areas,” he said.
Commenting on this, General Buratai stated that some of the flash points
pointed by the registrar were not only safe but habitable adding that
normalcy, particularly in the Northeast had returned even as he promised
to deploy troop for more surveillance and protection during the