JAMB calls for calm over technical glitches

The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof Is-haq Oloyede has said that candidates whose centres experienced glitches in the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination would be rescheduled.

The registrar appealed to the candidates to remain calm as they would be rescheduled to write the exam.

Oloyede, who appealed while fielding questions from newsmen after monitoring the exam in Kogo-Bwari, Abuja, said, so far, the UTME had been going on smoothly as only a centre had been reported to have encountered issues.

1,985,642 registered for the examination which commenced yesterday. The UTME would end on April 25, 2024. The results are expected to be released in the coming days.

Speaking with reporters, Oloyede said: “We appeal to the public to understand this, some centres will fail. I have heard of only one centre that has failed today.

“By the end of today, I expect about 10 per cent of the centres to have one problem or the other because we know the level of development in different parts of the country.

“We are not encouraging this but when it happens, please do not disrupt others.

“It is important to note that when a session fails because of a problem, you cannot bring those candidates to do session two, they will have to step aside and the headquarters will have to be contacted.

“The earliest time they can be scheduled will be after 4:30 p.m. so that those slated for section two and three can write and these candidates can now write for session four and in some cases, they can even be scheduled for the following day.”



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