JAMB to reschedule UTME exams for candidates affected by technical problems

When the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) tests entered its second day yesterday, there were minor technical challenges in some of the Computer Based Testing (CBT) centers.

The 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and Direct Admission (DE) began nationwide on Friday.

About 1,761,338 have registered for this year’s UTME which will take place between 6 and 16 May 2022 across 755 computer-based centers.

During visits to some centers, we noticed that there were minor technical errors and problems in biometric VERIFICATION.

At the Digital Bridge Institute, Abuja, some students struggled with the biometric verification. The exam that was billed to start at 07:00 started a few minutes after 08:00 while the one that was scheduled to start at 09:00 started at 10:30.

Our reporter determined that the reason for the delay was the slight bumps in biometric verification. However, it was observed that the overall process was seamless compared to that of 2021.

Meanwhile, the operators of the CBT center praised JAMB and said the hook-ups experienced were small compared to previous years.

The Public Relations Officer of the Board, JAMB, Fabian Benjamin, who spoke to the Nation, confirmed the development

The official added that only candidates affected by technical challenges due to their centers will have the opportunity to refill the exam.

The source said: “Rainfall is not a problem because others wrote. It was the same Lagos. It rained and some people came to write exams.

“Our process is that as long as others have written that exam, we can not reschedule it for any candidates.

“If it is a technical problem, we can reschedule, but rainfall is not a problem. For those whose session was disrupted by the rain, we will not reschedule. ”

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