The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has promised to compensate candidates who missed their examinations during the just concluded 2016 exercise with another test.
According to the Registrar, Professor Dibu Ojerinde, the board has records of candidates who genuinely missed their tests due to sudden relocation from their original centers.
The Registrar said that candidates were relocated from some centers in Lagos to Moro in Osun State and others from Uromi to Auchi in Edo State because mercenaries and thugs invaded those centers.
He also accused some independent centers of insincerity, leading to abrupt relocation of some candidates.
Asked what his position would be on the new directives from the House of Representatives to return to pencil and paper format or combine this with the computer-based system, the Registrar said that he would take instructions from the Minister of Education.
He said that those who organized protests did so out of frustrations because they were not allowed to carry out their plans in those centers.
Complaints ranging from non-provision of calculator, irregular shutting down of computers and non-release of the results of the students have trailed the 2016 JAMB examination.
A member of the Association of Private Coaching Centers, Olawuyi Olufemi, has also questioned the supposed allocation of 40 marks to some students; an act which he said was not clear, wondering how some candidates would benefit while others would be exempted.
Disgruntled candidates have also urged JAMB to find a lasting solution to alleged irregularities and requested that the body should urgently release the results still outstanding.
Source : Channels
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