Hundreds of parents/guardians have continued to besiege the office of
the Joint Matriculation and Examination Board (JAMB) in Asaba, the
Delta State capital, following poor registration exercise for its
candidates seeking to write the Unified Tertiary Matriculation
Examination (UTME) for 2017/2018.
In the past two weeks, the Jamb Asaba Office has been beehives of
activities and mecca of sorts by aggrieved parents who described the
exercise as discouraging and ploy to deny their children of
registration and the examination.
Investigation revealed that prospective candidates seeking
registration are seriously faced with untold punishments, particularly
as they struggle to stay in the long queues under the hot excruciating
sun condition under which they are subjected to by the alleged slow
Expectedly, along Okpanam road in Asaba to the adjoining street
linking the Jamb Office had consistently witnessed large crowd of
prospective candidates who are seen dejected and in most cases causing
vehicular grid lock in a bid to ensure they are registered.
It was reliably gathered that Data processing machines of the JAMB
Office had allegedly broken down under the intense heat of the
prospective candidates struggling to register. But the State
Co-ordinator of JAMB, Mr. Emeka Mozie in a swift reaction, dispelled
as untrue, saying that the slow pace registration is informed by
Network, adding many of the candidates have failed arrangement to
enhance the registration process.
“Many of the candidates failed to adhere to the schedule prepared for
them as official working rules instead they preferred to be following
short cuts” he added.
In the early hours of yesterday, parents/guardians were seen at the
gate of the office exchanging hot words with the JAMB Officials who
had instructed the security men to lock them out. ELANZANEWS.M