By Ngozi Nwankwo
The 2023 Mock candidates that were supposed to sit for the exam at 7:00am were rescheduled for 2:00pm by Ade-Ola International Schools due to delays encountered from network glitches.
Mrs. Mercy Olaosegbe, the owner of the Computer Based Test, CBT, Centre, said the school could not log in at exactly 7:00am for the first batch to commence their exams due to technical issues suspected to have occurred from JAMB.
“Our examiners and NSCDC officials were here on time, but the first batch of students that were supposed to start at exactly 7am did not write as a result of the delay we experienced. The technical problem was not from us but from the JAMB which they quickly rectified.
She commended the examination body for the huge improvement in the 2023 network compared to previous years, affirming that, the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede has transformed the education system in Nigeria.
While commending the conduct of the candidates during the examination, Olaosegbe advised parents to stop accompanying their children to examination venues to avoid distractions.
She encouraged children to make adequate preparations to excel in their examination especially in the forthcoming UTME.
According to JAMB, about 176,408 candidates registered for the 2023 mock examination across the states.
Nigerian Pilot gathered that Mock-UTME is an optional examination introduced by the Board to provide opportunity for candidates to have hands-on experience with the system as well as afford the Board an opportunity to ascertain its readiness and that of its partners for the main UTME, which is scheduled to hold between 29th April.
Speaking also, the NSCDC official, Mrs Peo Igbo commended the CBT Centre and the conduct of the candidates during the exam.
“We have been here since 6 O’clock but due to a small challenge with the logging in we did not start immediately. In fact, candidates were thoroughly searched to ensure there are no forms of exam malpractice and you can see how calm the environment is, well secured and parents are not allowed to come inside,” said Igbo.