The 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) exercise was conducted across the country with millions of candidates sitting for the examination. Many Candidates hoping to be admitted for various degree levels in tertiary institutions in the country sat for the JAMB examination.
The examination is conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to enable prospective candidates to get admitted into various educational institutions in Nigeria. The institutions include Universities, Polytechnics, College of Education, etc. In previous years, UTME is usually conducted before the month of June, unlike the year 2021.
About 1.3million candidates wrote UTME across Nigeria on Saturday, June 19, 2021. Many stakeholders including parents, guardians and others, commended the board and expressed their satisfaction in the conduct of the exams. They said that the exams were held with limited amount of stress.
Some candidates complained that the time limit set to answer all the questions was not enough, while others spoke against the nature of the questions given to them, claiming that they were strange. In some CBT centres, some students and parents lamented the poor network and malfunctioning of computers as the problem they encountered.
The exam is expected to continue till July 3, 2021, to allow all candidates to write their papers. At least 75,000 candidates reportedly registered for this year's Direct Entry exams as well. A few CBT JAMB centres were removed from the list of JAMB accredited centres due to poor performance. Many people have been demanding for an improvement of the education sector to allow more students into the tertiary institutions.
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