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UTME: Twist as Candidates Defy Rain, Others Hindered

Candidates and their parents defy the early morning rain for the Joint Admission and Matriculation s Examinations which began today nationwide.

Radio Nigeria correspondent observed that as early as. Six o clock some of the candidates have started arriving the centers for the seven o clock paper.

A parent who spoke under condition of anonymity advised that people should have foresight and prepare for situations like this .

He also suggested that important documents be kept in plastic bags to protect them from being wet.

It was observed that many of the candidates arrived late ,drenched and disoriented.

However, some candidates were unfortunate to miss today’s examination, and have appealed to the Federal Government to reschedule the examination for those who missed it.

The candidates who pleaded anonymity, explained that they could not arrive their centres at the scheduled time due to the downpour which started at the early hours of today

They said the rain prevented them from getting public transport on time.

Some parents and guardians also lent their voice to the call, urging government to urgently come to their aid to enable their wards to write the examination which they missed today.

Reacting, the resident monitor for Centre One, The Polytechnic Ibadan, Mr Mutiu Amoo, noted that they had to delay the exam to 8am to accommodate more candidate instead of the slated time, which was 7a

Anthonia Akanji / Lillian Ibomor

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