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Remark or cancel 2021 UTME, tutorial centres tell JAMB


Remark or cancel UTME, Tutorial centres tell JAMB

The Association of Tutorial School Operators, ATSO, has urged the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, to remark or cancel this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

The National President of the association, Mr. Dotun Shodunke at a briefing last Friday in Bariga, Lagos, described this year’s UTME as the worst, error-filled, and a disgrace, the Nation reports.

“Let me state categorically, without equivocation that the UTME 2021 is the worst conducted UTME in so many years.

“In fact, it is a total charade and the Association of Tutorial School Operators (ATSO) rejects it in totality.

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“Every facet of the conduct of the UTME 2021 was marred by serious irregularities ranging from unnecessary frustration of candidates, extortion of candidates, serious glitches and malfunctions in computers and other equipment at the centers, multiple results, denying candidates the right to write the exam, subjecting candidates to danger and risks, etc. We have all the necessary evidence to back up our claims,” he said.

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Speaking on the mass failure, Shodunke blamed the examination body for errors in the initial results released as candidates reported getting multiple results, challenging its Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, to re-mark the scripts to prove a point.

“I challenge you, Sir, with your spokesperson to please get a consultant, prove to Nigerians that you did not fail these children deliberately.

“Get a consultant I must be there too. Get at least 20 students, their scripts print it out at least you will have the record on your server let an independent person remark.

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“We all know the questions and answers. Let them remark if they score the same thing, I am telling the whole Nigeria, the 20 students.

“Please, Sir, don’t take me to court, Let me serve two years in jail,” he said, adding that if he was proven right, then the Registrar should resign.”