JAMB 2019: Parents and candidates protest against disappointing start


Parents and candidates protest in the Federal Capital Territory, FCT, over their disappointment on the poor preparation and start off of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination, UTME. 

It is seen that most centres in the city centre on Thursday had long delays leading to the cancellation of the exercise.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB may have conducted a successful mock UTME, but the start of the actual examination on April 11, comes with many challenges.

Examinations were expected to begin at 7am and run until about 2pm after 3 sets of tests for candidates have been conducted, but the story at the Maitama Model Secondary School in the FCT did not go as planned.

When some of the JAMB officials and persons, with tags reading technical advisory were unable to explain the cause of the problem.

There was examination cancelation at the bridge centre at the Jabi district, although the digital bridge centre also in Jabi hard a few hiccups as some candidates who did biometrics before the test could not log out through the same procedure.

Overall, some candidates and their parents of the over 1.6 million registered candidates sitting for the UTME are already feeling disappointed with the process in the FCT.

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