JAMB reschedules exams for Kaduna students amid technical glitch

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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has rescheduled the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) for candidates at the Christ Ambassadors College, Sabon Tasha, Kaduna Centre, due to technical hitches.

Many candidates could not sit the examination at the centre on Tuesday, resulting in complaints by candidates and their parents.

On Wednesday, only 150 candidates wrote the examination in the first batch and 100 each in the second and third batches, amounting to 350 candidates instead of 750 per day, with 250 candidates expected to write the examination per batch.

One of the candidates, Francis Patrick, said he was scheduled to write the examination by 12:00 p.m. on April 25, but as of 12:00 p.m., candidates scheduled for 6:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. batches were still writing the exam because they did not start on time.

“We also heard that some of the computers were logging some candidates out while they still had time remaining to finish the examination. I stayed till 6:00 p.m. and eventually could not write the examination,” stated Mr Patrick. “I came this morning only to be told some of us that could not write (the exam) yesterday were asked to submit their examination slip. Now, I do not know what to do.”

Another candidate, Veronica Isuwa, said she was supposed to write the examination at 9:00 a.m. but was rescheduled for the following day.

Debora Eze, also a candidate, said she was supposed to sit for the examination on Wednesday by 12:00 p.m. but was told that the systems could only accommodate 100 candidates.

“They asked us to wait for further instructions, so we are waiting,” she said.