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Candidates express optimism as JAMB commences 2021 UTME

Some candidates of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) have expressed optimism in the conduct and outcome of the 2021 exercise.

The candidates spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Saturday in Abuja, in the 2021 examination scheduled by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

NAN recalled that JAMB had earlier scheduled the examination to commence from June 19 to July 3 in its over 700 accredited Computer Based Test (CBT) centres nationwide.

Dinatu Abraham, a candidate at the JAMB CBT centre in Kogo, Bwari said  she did her best since she had acquired all necessary knowledge on especially, the use of computer.

She said  she was sitting for the examinations for the first time and had challenges while using the system during the recently conducted mock exercise.

She, however, said she was fully prepared for the main examination, which she hoped would yield a positive result.

Abraham, also described the conduct of the exercise at the centre as well organised and  commended the board for the effort put in to ensure a smooth process.

” Everyone is treated by the officials without any preference but with strict adherence to the rules and regulations as stated before the exercise.

” We were searched and scrutinised to make sure no one is carrying any of the banned items and so far, I did not hear of  complaints, about the computers being non functional.

“I, for one, am sure to score high because I believe the questions were be favourable.”

Adejoh Godwin, another candidate, who sat for the exams at the same centre said  he believed the efforts he put in preparing for the examination would give him a positive result.

According to him, the process is smoothly conducted by  officials at the centre and while he hoped that the results would favour him, he also prayed to gain admission with the outcome.

Similarly, Sim Moses, another candidate told NAN that she was satisfied with the questions as they were not exactly what she expected but what she prepared for before the examination.

” The questions were from the syllabus and fair though not exactly from past examination questions but they were  in the same direction.

” I am sure to score high marks because I know I read well for this examination.

” I also appreciate the entire process, the exercise was timely, I didn’t have any problems with my computer and those who did were attended to swiftly by the officials. “

NAN reports that over 1.3 million candidates registered and were expected to sit for the examination across the board’s CBT centres nationwide.

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