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Oloyede cancels JAMB mock test with text message

Prof. Is’haq Oloyede, the Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has announced the suspension  of the mock examination that was billed to hold today.

He blamed circumstances beyond his control.

Oloyede said this through a text message sent to the supervisors at the various centres in the FCT on Saturday in Abuja.

He regretted the inconveniences the postponement might have caused the public especially the candidates.

He said a new date would be communicated to them later.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that at the Christ the King College (CKC), Gwagwalada, FCT one of the mock centres, candidates had sat patiently waiting to write the test.

NAN also reports that some of the candidates that failed to come to the centre with their mock print out form found it difficult to identify their seat number.

Mrs Rachael Angulu, JAMB supervisor at the centre however advised candidates to print out their mock form before coming to the centre next time.

Angulu said the Centre was to host 236 candidates.

NAN correspondent at the Digital Bridge Institute at Utako, another Centre reports that the students were very disappointed that the test was shelved.

Mr Nwanze Okonkwo said that the centre was supposed to take 750 candidates.

A candidate, Miss Sarah Adeniyi, said she arrived at the centre as early as 6.30am and as at 1.30 pm she had not been allowed into the premises.

“I am so tired and hungry. I rushed down here thinking they would keep to time. Look at us under the sun since morning.

“I just feel like forgetting about this whole mock of a thing,” she lamented.

Another candidate, Dayo Lawal expressed disgust with the way the trial test was botched. He hoped that JAMB would have gotten its act together before the real JAMB examination in May.


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