This was a complaint by a candidate who sat for the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board Examination.
According to Punch:
“I sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination on
Saturday, Feb 27, 2016 at the Federal College of Education (Technical), Akoka. I sensed trouble when I observed that the
organisers only went to get an extension box to plug our computers at 11am, the time the examination was supposed to begin. The exam eventually started at 1pm, two hours behind schedule. About 15 minutes later, all the systems went offline and we had to wait for about 10 minutes before we could connect again. When I logged in, I discovered that the timer on the system did not stop reading, despite the shutdown. Also, some of the questions I had answered had been removed and I could not go back to them. I continued
despite my fear, but some minutes before the expiration of my time, the server shutdown. I was told the exam was
over. The following morning, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board sent me a text message, saying that I scored 187. I broke down in tears. I wept because there was no way I could have ended with such a low score. I wept because all my efforts were in vain and the Nigerian
factor had become my albatross. Indeed, as if to confirm that something went wrong, when I went back to check the result online, I noticed that 40 marks had been added to my score. I now had 227. Also, I learnt that the additional marks were awarded across board to all those who sat for the exam on Saturday and Monday.But 227 is not a good enough score, certainly not sufficient
to fetch me admission into the University of Lagos to study
Engineering. I believe those of us who wrote the exams on saturday were used as scapegoats to test JAMB’s server.
Therefore, I urge JAMB to review my exam script. I wish to know what went wrong. I believe that my real score is
much higher than what I have been given.”
Complained Toluwani Sopeju from Ogun State.