Following complaints that characterized the on-going Unitary Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), conducted by the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), as to the malfunctioning of the technical facilities deployed at some CBT centers in Katsina State, which caused candidates to continue the examination, with only 20 minutes left for the submission of the papers, some aggrieved parents of the candidate who sat for the exam are threatening to sue the Board to court.
The Technical deficiency observed during the examination was so bad that it led to last minute change of examination centers and cancellation of some.
Some of the centers that were badly hit includes: The Dialogue Computer Institute, AL-Qalam, Barda International School and Umaru Musa Yar’Adua University all within the Katsina metropolis.
One of the parents who accompanied her daughter to her exam center, visibly pissed said she was afraid her daughter may not pass the exams since they had less time to write the exams due to failure of the server.
She said “we may have to find a way to force JAMB to repeat this exercise, even if it involves going to court, because it’s no fault of ours that the equipment weren’t functioning’’
Another parents Alhaji Mohammed, whose ward wrote at the Barda International School, said that he had already lodged a complaint with the state zonal coordinator.
The State coordinator for JAMB, Hajara Tambari, when contacted over the phone for her reaction towards the complaints from the parents and candidates, she admitted experiencing technical hitches at the early stages of the examination in some centers, especially system failure which delayed the examination particularly in Al-Qalam University center on Friday March 8th.
She said’’ we are making sure things run smoothly and ensure a hitch free examination, yes we had technical challenges but they are being addressed’’