Disappointment was the reaction of most candidates when they arrived their examinatuon centers on Saturday to write their mock examination of the Unified Matriculation Examination and realised that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has called off the test.
According to JAMB, the examination, which was voluntary, was to “familiarise our candidates with the CBT systems and generally forecast the challenges that may be faced ahead in order to proactively address them.”
But some of the candidates who spoke with one of our correspondents on Saturday, expressed disappointment at JAMB for suspending the examination.
The board had taken to its twitter handle, @JAMBHQ, to state that “Board has postponed the mock examination due to unforeseen circumstances. A new date will be fixed and candidates will be contacted.”
Efforts to speak with JAMB’s Head of Information, Mr. Fabian Benjamin, for explanations were not successful as he neither picked calls sent to his mobile nor respond to text messages as of the time of filing this report.
But berating the examination body, a candidate, Oluwatoyin Bakare, said JAMB was not ready for the test.
Another candidate who did not want to be identified, said, “JAMB has not been able to handle registration let alone mock examination.”
Meanwhile, JAMB has directed that Computer-Based Test centres should not collect money from candidates who would be sitting for the nationwide mock examination
The spokesperson of JAMB, who made the announcement in an interview with journalists in Abuja on Saturday, said the mock examination had been postponed by two weeks.