UTME: JAMB overcomes initial hiccups, exams continue seamlessly


After the initial hiccups of the first day of the examinations, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) entered its second day with the successful conduct of the the UTM Exams today and hopefully for the remaining days of the exercise.

In the FCT where our team, headed by the former minister of education education, Professor Chinwe Obaji monitored yesterday, there were complaints bordering on technical issues which resulted in the rescheduling of the exams for candidates who could not write on the first day of exams on April 25th.

The situation changed for better almost immediately.

The second day of the exams which was equally monitored, took our team to Gwagwalada and Kuje axis. Our on the spot observation indicated that everything went smoothly today. At the Christ the King College in Gwagwalada, officials explained that the experience of yesterday is over because they had instruction to reduce the number of students who sit for exams at once from 250 to 150.

However at Christ Academy International, the official Mr Eneji told Verity News that the centre was able to conduct exams for 250 candidates at once and three sessions totaling 750 caper day.

At Handmaid Girls Secondary School in Sauka, Kuje, the atmosphere was equally calm and exams were being conducted smoothly at the time of our visit. There too, 150 candidates now sit for their paper instead of 250.

Prof Obaji expressed confidence in Prof Isiaq Oloyede-led JAMB for their consistency in the conduct of UTMW exams in the last few years and assured that JAMB has the capacity to nip in the bud any issue that crops up in the course of their work because they have the capacity.

“There is no cause for alarm. I want to assure the general public not to express doubts about JAMB because of yesterday’s minor technical hitches. JAMB will ensure that every candidate gets the opportunity to write their exams”, she said.