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UTME candidates encounter challenges at CBT Centres in Ekiti

Some candidates sitting for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB in Ekiti State have lamented over the malfunctioning of the machines using for accreditation and computer set meant for the examination.

Radio Nigeria correspondent who monitored the exercise in Ekiti State University Ado Ekiti, EKSU reports that, as at eleven o‘clock in the morning the candidates were yet to commence the examination.

In an interview, some of the candidates expressed dissatisfaction over the development and called on JAMB management to proffer solution to such, as the examination continues.

Also, parents of some of the candidates at the EKSU centre including Prince Kunle Adeniyi and Mrs Rose Ogundele described the development as uncalled for.

Meanwhile, at the Ekiti Anglican Diocesan High School, Ile Abiye CBT centre and Phoenix CBT centre Ajilosun, Ado-Ekiti, the examination went smoothly as there was no case of computer system malfunctioning as confirmed by some of the candidates.

The examination started as scheduled in other centres visited in Ado and outside the state capital, as the first and second batches students have sat for the examination.

Radio Nigeria observed the presence of security operatives, particularly officers of the Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps, NSCDC, at the centres visited.

Ekiti State has twelve CBT centres located in Ado , Oye, Ijero, Ikere, Igede and ikole Ekiti.

JAMB UTME which started today is expected to end on the sixteenth of this month with about two million candidates registered for the Examination nationwide.

Niyi Alade

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