Commotion As Angry Exam Applicants Attack JAMB Office

The JAMB candidates are angry over their
inability to register at the centers
earmarked for the exercise.
The zonal office of the Joint Admission and
Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Benue state
has been vandalised by hundreds of
prospective exam candidates over the
difficulty they are passing through to get
registered for the exam.
Tribune reports that the windows and other
valuables in the office located along George
Akume were destroyed by the angry
applicants who also blocked the major road
with born fires which disrupted traffic flow.
The candidates were protesting their
inability to register at the centers
earmarked for the exercise.
“The process is stressful. We wait for two or
three days at the banks to get the pin and
going to jamb is another frustration. Let
cyber cafe do it for us,” prospective
candidates who identified themselves as,
Lucy and Jimmy told the Tribune.
Some of the candidates also took the
protest to government house, expressing
their disgust over the manner this year
JAMB registration is been handled.
Speaking to the aggrieved candidates, the
state secretary to the state government
(SSG) Prof Anthony Ijor SAN, urged the
candidates to remain calm, assuring that all
their grievances would be addressed.
Besides, the zonal controller JAMB, Samuel
Moro, advised prospective candidates to be
patient assuring that everybody will get
registered.
He acknowledged a lot of hitches from the
banks and partly from the candidates
themselves.
Moro however, expressed displeasure over
the attitude of the candidates whom he
alleged, destroyed their signboard, windows
and other facilities.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation
Board (JAMB), Registrar/Chief Executive
Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, on Wednesday, March
29, stated this in Kaduna, during the
opening ceremony of a strategic planning
retreat on the monitoring, supervision and
evaluation of 2017 UTME with the theme:
“Inclusiveness and sensitisation of key
external actors.”
According to JAMB, a total of 240,000
candidates have so far registered for the
examination which has been scheduled for
May 20, barely one week after the
commencement of the sale of forms which
is expected to end on April 22.

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