Difficulties faced by some candidates at Lagos center has forced the official of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to cancel the examination on Saturday.
DAILY GIST reports that the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Saturday commenced the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) across the country, with first batch of candidates sitting for the Computer Based Test (CBT) examination.
According to JAMB, over 1.3 million candidates successfully registered in the examination that is expected to will run till 3rd July, 2021.
The are concerns over some candidates who could not successfully complete their registration exercise early due to the challenges of National Identification Number (NIN) which was made compulsory for the 2021 registration.
JAMB though has repeatedly assured that provisions will be made to accommodate interest of such candidates.
Candidates scheduled for the first day converged at various CBT centres across the country alongside their parents and guardians in order to be accredited accreditation in order to participate in the examination.
However, technical challenges experienced by candidates at Certified Shipping Institute of Nigeria, Magbon, along Badagry expressway, led to the cancellation of examination at the centre on Saturday.
The head of public affairs and protocol of the examination body, Fabian Benjamin, confirmed the development to Journalists.
Mr Benjamin 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 on the phone.
He, however, did not state whether the centre would continue to take part in the ongoing examination or not.