The Delta State Government has appealed to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board to accredit some Computer Base Test centres in the state for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Basic and Secondary Education, Augustine Oghoro, made the appeal on Saturday after a meeting with the State Coordinator of JAMB, Linda Ajanwachuku and the affected CBT owners.
Oghoro noted that some of the CBT centres affected could not receive accreditation for one reason or the other when the board visited the centres.
According to him, the state government is intervening in the issue to enable candidates have adequate centres to seat for the examination.
“Our attention was drawn at stakeholders meeting with JAMB in Abuja that some CBT centres in Delta were not approved as a result of their inability to meet certain requirements as of the time of the board’s visit to the centres.
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“The interest of every child intending to write the examination is paramount to the state and it’s on that premise that the ministry is appealing to JAMB to give the CBT centre owners a second chance by revisiting their accreditation,” Oghoro said.
The state JAMB ICT Advisor, Emmanuel Okonta, noted that all the centres in the state including the affected CBT centres have the capacity to conduct the examination.
He gave assurance that JAMB would approve the centres now that its observations had been corrected.