The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), yesterday, gave further explanation on why it introduced and recommended the mock examination for Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exam (UTME) candidates.
The board said it is mainly to assess the candidates’ level of preparedness and also acquaint themselves with the Computer Based Test (CBT), system before the exam proper.
JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, who introduced and tested the mock examination in 2017, said that candidates are expected to take advantage of the mock examination, to prepare themselves in terms of fine-tuning questions, answering strategies, time management and changing examination patterns.
He said apart from standardisation, mock examination has helped candidates alleviate test anxiety as it ensures maximum comfort and minimal worry through practice. Read more