2021 UTME: JAMB cancels examination at Lagos centre
INSIDEMAINLAND – Following the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) commencement, which started in all centres across Lagos on Saturday, mixed reactions have continued to trail the exam process, as some centres have encountered technical hitches to sit for their exams.
The Certified ‘Shipping Institute of Nigeria’, Magbon, along Badagry expressway, experienced technical challenges that led to the center’s cancellation.
The head of public affairs and protocol of the examination body, Fabian Benjamin, who confirmed the development said the affected candidates would be rescheduled by JAMB to sit the examination at a date to be announced soon.
“Yes, we are aware of the difficulty. The affected candidates will be rescheduled,” he said.
Fabian, however, did not state whether the centre would continue to take part in the ongoing examination or not.
Meanwhile, a guardian, who said he had accompanied a candidate to the centre, Andrew Adejo, said till around 3 p.m on Saturday when the cancellation was announced, no student was able to sit the exam at the centre.
He said; “The first batch of candidates were screened and allowed into the examination hall around 7 a.m but till around noon, the network was still said to be bad.
“The centre’s management initially came to announce that the problem was nationwide but when information started to filter in that candidates from other centres had no hitches, candidates, parents, and guardians were charged and began agitation.”
Mr. Adejo said he put a call through to JAMB for clarification and that the spokesman for the examination body told him of the cancellation on the phone.