The Abia State Coordinator of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Mr Johnson Adebiyi, has blamed the technical challenge experienced by the Board during the Mock-UTME examination conducted on Thursday March, 30, 2023 on innovations. Adebiyi disclosed this while speaking to stakeholders in the sector at Amiable Computers Limited CBT Centre, Umuahia.
According to him, there is no innovation without its challenges, particularly with respect to some of the challenges recorded during the conduct of Mock-UTME held nationwide on March 30.
He added that the challenge with came up as a result of innovation introduced by the Board to ensure the wholesomeness of the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), and most importantly, to prevent some candidates from having undue advantages in the examination, were expected.
Adebiyi expressed that the mock examination was to avail candidates of hand-on experience on the computers to enable the Board test run the infrastructural facility at the various accredited CBT centres, and also address any misgivings that stakeholders might harbour regarding the innovations unveiled recently.
The Mock-UTME examination recorded a hitch when it was conducted on March 30 across the nation, having many students unable to sit for their exams while others had theirs delayed for many hours.