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Minister commends JAMB for timely response to technical hitches during UTME


Minister of State for Education, Chukwuemeka Nwajiuba, has commended the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for its timely response to network hitches during Saturday’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) across the country.

The minister who was accompanied by the Cross River State Commissioner for Quality Education, Godwin Amanke, stated this yesterday, while inspecting some JAMB centres in Calabar.

He said JAMB was doing a great job by preparing future leaders into tertiary institutions across the country, adding, “JAMB is doing a fantastic job in getting our students to get ready for the examination that will get them into universities.

“We have inspected a couple of centres across the country, but we started with Calabar and we have seen a few of them and things are going on properly.“Some of the network hitches have now been resolved and doing well. The students complaints are genuine and actually, they are technical but they have been resolved.”

Nwajiuba also inspected some state and federal educational facilities in the state, saying, “Some of the things you notice are not exactly JAMB related, because the Ministry of Education is holistic cradle-to-grave ministry.”

However, some of the candidates who spoke to The Guardian at the centres complained of the distance from their states to the examination centres.One of the candidates at UNICAL JAMB centre, who gave his name as Benjamin said he came from Benue State to take the examination and complained of the inconveniences some of them have to go through to get to their centres.

“I came to Calabar last night from Benue State for the examination. I don’t know why JAMB could not post candidates to their states. It is stressful for some of us. For instance, I don’t have anyone here and I got here late last night and slept at the motor pack,” he said.The minister inspected centers at the National Open University (NOUN), University of Calabar and other educational facilities in the state.


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