About 84,000 candidates on Tuesday sat for the rescheduled Mock-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, held nationwide.
The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, made this known while monitoring the examination in Abuja.
Commending candidates for for exhibiting understanding over the board’s decision to reschedule the examination, Oloyede said the glitches earlier observed in the Mock-UTME led to the decision.
He said : “We should also thank the students for bearing with us when we were trial-testing. You know we gave a notice that we were moving to a new level and I think by God’s grace, we are now arriving at the next level.
“Those things we wanted to test, we have seen what they were and we went back and made sure everything works and it is working. We will still be focused on issues relating to cable- that you called network in the centre, there may be few centres that may have one problem or the other but we are going to get over that.”
“For example, we have decided all those with zero thin client (computers that have no CPU identity but rely on central server and share same IP address) will have to change if they must continue on our network.”
Speaking further, the JAMB boss said the Mock-UTME held in 387 Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres across the country, with 16 of the centres having two sessions, assuring that the results of the exam would be out today.
On his part, JAMB’s Director of Information Technology Services (ITS), Fabian Okoro, who was on ground at the control room domiciled in the exam body’s headquarters in Bwari, Abuja, said real time information from all CBT centres revealed that the exam was conducted smoothly.
A visit to some of the CBT centres in Abuja such as; Total Child Model College, Dutse, JAMB CBT Centre, Kogo, showed candidates effective participation in the exam..
One of the candidates, Luka Mercy, commended JAMB for ensuring that the mock exam went on as planned without any challenges.
Reporting by Daniel Adejo; Editing by Julian Osamoto