160,617 candidates write 2021 Mock UTME

160,617 candidates write 2021 Mock UTME

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said a total of 160,617 candidates have written the 2021 Mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

It took place on Thursday, in 777 centres across the country.

The examination is aimed at preparing candidates for the actual UTME, due to take place between June 19 and July 3, 2021.

JAMB’s Head of Media and Protocol, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, told reporters at the end of the exercise in Abuja, that the essence of the mock exam was to test the capacity and suitability of the centres.

“We have over 160,617 candidates sitting for this mock examinations in all our CBT centres. We received report of complaint of capacity and stability from one or two centres.

“Like in Abuja, there is a centre — Dominion International School, Jabi — that caught fire during the examinations but everything has been put under control,” he said.

According to Fabian, JAMB is adequately prepared for the main UTME, which is due to take place between June 19 and July 3, 2021, proven by the success of the mock exam.

“The exams are going on well and with what we have now, it shows we are good to go for the main examinations coming up June 19,” he said.

Nantes winger, Moses Simon, has assured that they will be at their best when they take on Cameroon in international friendlies.

The Super Eagles will face the Indomitable Lions in a double-header, with the first outing scheduled for this Friday.

Simon believes the encounters will be tough, but remains confident the three-time African champions will be battle-ready.

“We know Cameroon is not an easy team, we’ve beaten them three or four times in a row,” Simon told Super Eagles Media after the team’s training on Wednesday.

“We know they will be prepared but I believe we will be ready for them. It was fantastic and the session we did today was good,” Simon told Super Eagles media team.

The Uche Okwukwu-led leadership of Ohanaeze Ndigbo, has told President Muhammadu Buhari to apologize to the Igbo nation over his recent threats.

This was contained in a statement signed by Mazi Okechukwu Isiguzoro, the Secretary-General Ohanaeze Ndigbo on behalf of Okwukwu on Thursday.

The group said that it was furious that President Buhari could make such a provocative statement, when the people are yet to get over the wounds of the civil war.

Ohanaeze Ndigbo also stated that they are solidly behind the efforts of the governors of the southeast in restoring peace and stability within the region at this trying times, and demanded that the President should regularly meet with the governors, leaders and youths of the Southeast in order to fashion out ways of nipping in…

Nigerian OAP Oluwapelumi Orungbe, popularly known as N6, has blasted former Big Brother Naija Housemate Tacha for rubbishing claims that the reality TV show helped her life.

Kemifilani News had earlier reported that Tacha, in a video making the rounds on social media, said the Big Brother Naija gave her a platform, and she gave them a show in return.

Tacha further bragged the ‘Pepper Dem Season’ is meaningless without her, which generated several social media reactions.

Reacting, N6 advised Tacha to be humble and avoid being ungrateful as the reality TV show was and still has been the biggest thing that happened to her.

N6 added that the Big Brother Naija show has been the major catalyst for Tachs’s major success…

Source: Kemi Filani News

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