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JAMB candidates protest inability to write exams in Kaduna State

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Prospective candidates for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) examination in Kaduna Friday protested their inability to write examination in the various centers earmarked for the exams.

The candidates marched to the JAMB office expressing their dismay over the manner the registration was conducted.

The candidates also blocked JAMB’s office located along Tafawa Balewa Way.

The protesters also went ahead to block the entrance of the gate preventing vehicles from going in and out of the head office as they chanted various slogans, “We no go gree ooo, we no go gree, JAMB reshedule our exams.”

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The candidates claimed they were unable to process their registration at the Computer Based Test centres (CBTs), due to insufficient facilities, lack of network and power supply.

They explained the hard time they went through in Kaduna just to write their examination and urged the federal government to revert to the old system of registration.

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Speaking to newsmen, Paul Adoyi, a JAMB candidate said he was disappointed in the manner JAMB conducted this year’s exercise.

“I came all the way from Benue State since on Friday last week with the intention to write my exams on saturday; to my surprise, l am yet to write,” he said.

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According to him it was better JAMB reverted to the old method as Nigeria was not ripe for the present system.

All efforts to get JAMB officials to speak on the issue proved abortive as none of them was around to comment.




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