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Candidates Who Missed Exam: JACE Vows To Prevail On JAMB For Resit

THE Joint Action Coalition on Education (JACE) in Lagos said it will prevail on authorities of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to ensure candidates who missed their examination will resit the exam. JACE which monitors educational issues in Nigeria, is a body of civil organizations drawing membership from NGOs, professional bodies and pressure groups across Nigeria.
Mr. Ayokunle Adumashin, who is its South West Zonal Coordinator, while speaking during a press briefing at Ogba said, “With the reports that some candidates slated to write their examination on the first Saturday of the UTME but failed to do so due to some technical reasons, we shall prevail on JAMB for their resit.” He said that after JACE monitored 75 per cent of the 624 designated examination centres across the country, it discovered that candidates were technophobia in their usage of computer to write examination. While some students were calling for reversal to paper pencil test examination during last Saturday’s examination due to system failures, JACE stated that the suggestion will not help the country in the comity of nations. Adumashin said: “Secondary schools should rather improve on exposing students to ICT so that the country can get to a stage where candidates do not experience cyberphobia or fear of computer or technology. Parents must on their part spare no efforts to ensure they have familiarized their children with contemporary technology and trends before they complete secondary school.”
According to Adumashin, students’ knowledge of ICT will help them minimize the potentials for the children struggling with technophobia at decisive points in their lives. While lauding the board for the introduction of computer based test and CCTV in the conduct of the unified tertiary examinations, JACE added that it will further reduce the incidents of malpractices.
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