What shocked jambites this year passing the CBT UTME exam? Find out now.
This year UTME exams created not only the media buzz but many discussions, scandals and even public protests, fights and throwing stones! For some students, the whole CBT procedure was a real shock. Find out what the jambites have to say about it.
The most shocking UTME ever!
Many students did their best to prepare for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. They had many sleepless nights and missed all the social events only to be well prepared for the test. However, for many of them, the March examinations turn a real frustration or even disaster. Their whole future depended on the scores they got and… well. Just read on.
First of all, some of the students arrive at the wrong addresses. They locations were changed the last minute, and they had to relocate going across the whole Lagos. That alone took hours of time and added much stress to the process.
Moreover, those who arrived on time and to the right places had to wait for JAMB exams to start. That waiting lasted for hours. Many students felt very stressed and anxious. Instead of the regular papers, they had to do the computer based testing. In some places, electric generators would go down, and the JAMB stuff took the time to fix them and get them restarted. It meant more waiting for the jambites.
The time set for the UTME was running out, and young folks had very tight deadlines to answer 200+ questions. Moreover, some people noticed that JAMB workers would supply some candidates with papers. It turned out those got some answers and were paid for ahead of time.
Part of students have never worked on computers. They had to be helped by the local operators and assistants, but jambites state they got little or no help at all. Then the scores started pouring in. Some students reported they got high scores at the subjects they did not do well in due to the shortage of time. They hardly answered any questions and yet got high scores. On the other hand, they got low scores in those subjects, where they hoped to do well.
Many young people and their parents got out to the streets to protest against JAMB novelties and policies. They claim the Commission has ruined the future of their kids. Such JAMB news spread like fire across Nigeria. These people faced the injustice and corruption at the very start of their lives. They experience depression and have a hard time accepting the fact – they are not going to enter any collage or higher educational institution. And that is not their fault!