UTME: Stakeholders laud JAMB for hitch-free exercise

Some parents, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in separate interviews on Tuesday in Abuja, noted that the 2018 examination began promptly and was hitch-free compared with the 2017 exercise

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Some education stakeholders in the Federal Capital Territory have commended the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board for ensuring hitch-free Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination since the beginning of the exercise.
Some parents, who spoke with the News Agency of Nigeria in separate interviews on Tuesday in Abuja, noted that the 2018 examination began promptly and was hitch-free compared with the 2017 exercise.
Akpan David expressed satisfaction at JAMB’s general coordination and services, saying two of his children who wrote the examination said they did not encounter any difficulty throughout.
NAN correspondents’ visit to some of the centres such as Digital Bridge Institute, Christ the King College in Gwagwalada, Kabat ICT Centre and Solid Fundamentals Montessori Academy among others revealed the exercise was conducted without hitches.
Some officials of the centres, who spoke with NAN, said three sessions comprising of 250 candidates per session sat for the examination within the allotted duration‎.
Cletus Okam, an ICT Manager in one of the centres, said the first session always started a few minutes past 7am and would last for two hours.
Some candidates affirmed that the exercise was smooth and they did not have any problems login into the computer system.
Chinyere Oji said at her centre that the examination started on schedule and went on smoothly.
Oji noted that the internet network at the her centre was fast and candidates were able to finish the examination within the given period.
However, Edith John expressed disappointment at one of the centres, saying it did not adhere to the official time for each session of the examination due largely to poor internet network.
John, therefore, suggested that the board should ensure it gives accreditation to ICT centres that were ready to offer good services to candidates.
“JAMB should not look at the physical structure of the school or centre, but look out for quality of services expected from such centres,” she said.
The UTME started nationwide on March 9 and it is expected to last one week.

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