UTME Candidates Complain over CBT Server Challenges
The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, organized by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, which commenced on Saturday, February 27th, 2016 in over 500 centres nationwide, was marred by various server problems.
The computer based examination, which was monitored by reporters, did not take off in satisfying circumstances as candidates in different centres complained of one issue or the other.
At one of the centres monitored in Lagos, the Shoms International School, a candidate complained about the server but adjudged the conduct of the examination as okay.
The students however advised the JAMB authorities to guide against overcrowding of CBT halls and the greed driven request by centre owners.
At the Yaba College of Technology, where about 180 candidates were accredited for the examination, a student called on JAMB to look into issues of faulty computers provided for candidates by CBT owners.
Another candidate lamented that the frequent shutting down of computers and power generating sets kept interrupting his exam and he could not finish.
Speaking with reporters during the exam, the Lagos State Coordinator of the JAMB, Dr. Mrs Bitrus Okorie said that the examination was held in 53 centres in the state.
She stated that the exam was delayed for as much as 2 hours in most centres due to late coming by candidates.
Hopefully, there will be a big improvement in the coming days of the CBT.