Use of Mobile Phones for the UTME (Bring Your Own Device) is Recommended by JAMB

For potential students taking the exam this year, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board () is adding a new feature.

For the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the board has suggested using mobile phones in conjunction with the recently implemented Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) scheme.

The board has recognised Miss Umeh Kamsiyochukwu Nkechinyere, an state candidate who scored 360, as the top applicant for the UTME in 2023.

Nkechinyere took the test in Ogun State and applied to study chemical engineering at the University of Lagos (UNILAG).

Aguele Stephen Oseruha, a male candidate from Edo State, was validated by JAMB as coming in second place overall with a score of 358.

He applied to the University of Benin (UNIBEN) to study computer engineering after taking the test in the Edo State.

Another male candidate, Ositade Oluwafemi Anthony, who is from Ogun State and took the exam there, followed Oseruha in a close second.

Additionally, the applicant had a score of 358 and had applied to the University of Lagos (UNILAG) to study computer engineering.

The information was revealed by the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, on Saturday during the opening ceremony of the 2023 Policy Meeting in Abuja.

The chiefs of the country's tertiary institutions will meet, and they will likely discuss and choose the requirements for 2023 admission to all of the postsecondary universities.

Although the ages of applicants for study at UNILAG were not made public, there are indications that UNILAG does not admit applicants who are younger than 16 years old, regardless of UTME result.

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