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UTME: JAMB calls for calm amid technical glitches


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has appealed to candidates who experienced glitches during the examination to remain calm as they would be rescheduled.

JAMB made this known as the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination began on Friday.

According to the PUNCH, the JAMB Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyode, who appealed while fielding questions from journalists after monitoring the exam in Kogo-Bwari, Abuja, said so far, the UTME had been going on smoothly as only one center had been reported to have encountered issues.

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“We appeal to the public to understand this. Some centers will fail. I have heard of only one center that has been unable to do it today.

“By the end of today, I expect about 10 percent of the centers to have one problem or the other because we know the level of development in different parts of the country.

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“We are not encouraging this, but please do not disrupt others when it happens. It is important to note that when a session fails because of a problem, you cannot bring those candidates to do session two; they will have to step aside, and the headquarters will have to be contacted.

“The earliest they can be scheduled will be after 4:30 p.m. so those slated for sections two and three can write. The affected candidates can now write for session four, and in some cases, they can even be scheduled for the following day,” he said.

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