Federal University Otuoke has been adjudged as the best centre in Bayelsa State for the 2014/ 2015 Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination (UTME) organized by Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Saturday, April 12, 2014.
This rating was done by the Permanent Secretary, Bayelsa State Ministry of Education, Mr. Durban White and the Commandant, Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC), Bayelsa State Command, Mr. Desmond Chukwuma Agu while on Inspection of the FUO UTME Centre
The Permanent Secretary expressed satisfaction with the conduct and commended the Vice Chancellor, Prof, Mobolaji Aluko and his Team for a job well done.
“I have been going round, what I am seeing here serves as a model, this is the only centre with a conducive sitting arrangement for the candidates, with all sincerity this is the best centre, I want to congratulate the VC for taking close steps to ensure that the standard required is not compromised.” He said.
Mr. Durban further urged the Invigilators to compliment the efforts of the Management by ensuring proper conduct during the exam adding that a serene environment for exam without proper invigilation can mar the process.
On his part, the NSCDC Commandant, Mr. Desmond Agu also expressed satisfaction with his inspection and thanked the management for their support in ensuring a hitch free examination.
“From what we have seen so far , I can say that Federal University Otuoke can be rated 99 Percent as far as the preparation and conduct of this exam is concerned” he stated.
Speaking also, the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mobolaji Aluko thanked JAMB for making the Institution a Centre, he affirmed the necessity of conducting exams in a serene environment which FUO has been able to provide, expressing hope that the candidates will do well in their exams.
According to him,” We are happy to have JAMB conduct their First exam here in FUO, we have spent quite some time preparing, we are happy with how things have gone so far, candidates are in a comfortable environment, we hope that they do well”.
Prof. Aluko who wished the students success in their exam, advised them to be of good conduct during the exercise.
Team Leader of JAMB in FUO centre, Mrs. Oluwakemi Awosanya while speaking with FUO media Team said the exam was well administered considering the fact that the University is working with JAMB for the first time.
“The exam was highly successful, because the school is used for the First time as a JAMB centre and we have seen all the qualities of a good exam centre, they all tried ”. She said.
Mrs. Awosanyo did not relent in thanking the Vice Chancellor, Prof. Mobolaji Aluko for his effort since preparation commenced, while expressing utmost satisfaction with the conduciveness of the Institution’s E-Library facility where the Dual Base Test (DBT) exam was conducted.
“I am really impressed with the VC who from day one has gone extra miles to make the exam highly successful” She added.
It was gathered in a chat with some candidates who sat for the Dual Base Test after the examination that the examination was well organized and the environment was very conducive, also citing FUO as a good centre for such an exercise.
Mr. Mac-Moses Azibanataman a candidate who intends to study Business Administration at Niger Delta University has this to say, “The Exam was very okay, everything went fine, and the conduct was excellent and the environment is also conducive”.
Miss Cynthia Okorokporo who intends to study in University of Benin also commended the conduct of the exam , citing her experience here as the best so far.
In her words, “The exam was fine, I am very sure that I will get my deserved score, the environment was very conducive, I was very comfortable writing here and I like the University environment”
The examination which is the first in FUO witnessed a large turnout of candidates, 1140 out of the 1228 expected for the exam were present and only a few cases of examination malpractice was recorded.
As at press time, the materials used were collated and forwarded to JAMB for onward processing.