JAMB candidates and Tutorial School Owners protested in Ilorin over shoddy conduct of the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
Hundreds of admission seekers to the nation’s tertiary institutions and members of Association of Tutorial School Owners of Nigeria protested in Ilorin on Tuesday protested over allegations of shoddy conduct of the examination body which consequently failed the affected candidates for no fault of theirs.
The protesters urged the federal government to wade in and compel JAMB to deliberately reduce the cut off scores because of the anomaly in order to accommodate the interest of the affected candidates.
A member of Tutorial School Owners Association of Nigeria based in ilorin and spokesman for the protesters Mr Olawuyi Olufemi told journalists in an interview that to their dismay, complaints from the affected candidates and their parents indicate that they received different scores in text messages and printout,which reduced in most cases their scores by at least 40marks.
Olufemi also gave graphic details of how computer malfunctions and poor loading of questions and instructions cheated many candidates of their hard earned successes as the questions were not properly loaded,so they could not be answered to time and therefore caused them to fail woefully.
He also said that though their jobs end at training candidates for successful performance in JAMB examinations which they have been doing over the years but had to embark on the protest to bring the matter to the attention of the government more importantly when they are being asked by the parents to refund money they paid for training the candidates.