No fewer than ten candidates for the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in Anambra state failed to participate in the examination due to failure of the computer to confirm their thumbprint.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the affected candidates for the examination were walked out of the hall because the computers could not confirm them as candidates for the examination.
Some of the candidates who spoke to pressmen expressed shock that the computer systems rejected them after printing out their details.
“I registered for the UTME with a centre at Basilica of the Holy Trinity center at Onitsha but was asked to leave the hall when the computer could not confirm me for the exam,” Miss Chioma Okoro said.
Okoro said she had lodged her complain at the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) office in Awka as was directed by its official at the centre.
Another shocked candidate, Miss Francisca Onuzulike said that her details was not also confirmed at her centre adding that she had already lodged her complaints to JAMB.
She however, stated that there was no specific assurance from JAMB officers but that her complaint was documented in a paper given to them.
NAN reports that JAMB officers refused to speak on the development to ascertain the situation of the examinations in the state.
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