JAMB news: candidates express concerns over Port Harcourt curfew
Some candidates in Port Harcourt city have expressed concerns over the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations [UTME].
UTME is the exams conducted by Joint Admissions Matriculation Board [JAMB] every year.
UTME is compulsory for ever candidate seeking admission to enter Nigerian tertiary institutions
Many candidates in Port Harcourt are seeking JAMB to address some issues over the conduct of the Computer Based Exams.
Some of the questions candidates in Port Harcourt are asking include:
Any hope for [Jamb UTME] candidates who missed their time of exam?
Jamb exam is divided into three batches according to time:
The exam sessions are 7am, 9am and 1pm daily.
But many candidates in the Rivers State Capital could not reach their centres on time to take the exam.
This is due to the government curfew in the State and serious traffic jam mostly in Port Harcourt city.
Because of this some candidates who come from far away places could not meet up with the time of their exam.
Jamb regulations say candidates who arrive 40 minutes to the exam time are already late.
And they won’t have access to write the exam, since the time opened for them had passed.
Candidates unable to link NIN Number for [Jamb UTME] registration is a challenge
If you couldn’t register for the Jamb UTME due to NIN there will be another opportunity for you.
This is according to the organizers of the exams into Nigerian universities and other highers institutions.
Jamb Said they will arrange mop up exam for those who are affected.
National Identification Number [NIN] problems frustrated some candidate’s registration.
The exam organizers say the date for the mop up examination will be announced subsequently.
Some candidates failed to complete the process because NIN is compulsory for 2021 JAMB registration.
But Jamb has promised to make provisions to accommodate these complaints.
How to report any complaints to e-ticket on the JAMB Portal
Many of the administrators who are in charge of conducting the exams are giving the assistance they can.
Candidates with any complaints like late coming can resolve it by going to the e-ticket section on the Jamb portal to make formal complaint.
Jamb created e-ticket portal so that each candidate can lodge their individual complaints.
On the portal, click Ticket/support on the menu bar.
Then click create support Ticket to lay complaint or click Access Existing Ticket.
You can also send sms to 55019 to make same complaints.