JAMB Candidates Protest Inability to Register, Destroy Zonal Office

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Hundreds of Prospective candidates for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination in Benue State on Thursday crowded the zonal office and destroyed windows and other valuables.

The candidates blocked some major roads with bonfire as they marched to the JAMB office located along Inner Ring Road. They also took their protest to the governor’s office at Benue People’s House.

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According to The Guardian, the candidates were protesting their inability to register at the Computer Based Test centres (CBTs) earmarked for the exercise due to insufficient facilities.

The protesters urged the Federal Government to revert to the old system of registration due to the stress associated with the new method.

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The state Commissioner for Education, Prof. Dennis Ityavyar, who addressed them at the Government House, urged the JAMB Registrar to open more centres to enable them to register for the examination.

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The Director of Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, in a statement said the board “would continue all its examinations with the CBT mode, as it was already consolidating on the gains earlier recorded.

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