2023 UTME: JAMB Trains 2000 Proctors, Review Guidelines For Examination Officials

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As part of measures towards ensuring a seamless 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation

Examination (UTME), the Joint
Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)  has trained over 2000 Proctors nationwide.

The Board also used the opportunity of the training to review the guidelines for its Proctors and other examination officials.
JAMB in its weekly bulletin explained that the training, which was held virtually on Saturday, 4th March, 2023, was held simultaneously in three batches across the six geopolitical zones.
The first batch comprised Proctors drawn from institutions in the South-West and North-East, while the second and third batches were Proctors from institutions drawn from the South-East/North-Central and North-West/South-South respectively.
The training was part of the Board’s efforts to equip all officials, particularly the Proctors, on the rudiments of computer appreciation and measures to address any technical issues that might arise during the conduct of the examination.
The training would, among other
things, help in ensuring that Proctors familiarise themselves with the rules and regulations of the examination, conform with them and ensure that they display a high sense of moral integrity.
Also highlighted in the course of the training was the need for all
examination officials to comport
themselves professionally at all times particularly when addressing cases of malpractice without necessarily causing a commotion in the hall.
Furthermore, examination officials
were also advised not to engage in
any act of extortion of candidates
and, at the same time, ensure that
candidates are protected from any
form of extortion as well.
In addition, they are enjoined to arrive promptly at their centres.
As part of the review exercise,
Proctors are also tasked to refrain
from bringing their mobile phones
into the examination hall, charge
such phones in the examination hall or engage in any communication with outsiders during the examination.
The Board maintains that all its rules are meant to guide all its
examination officials and, as such,
they are to be diligent and
religiously followed as the success or failure of the examination is
contingent upon the disposition and conduct of examination officials.

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