By Kehinde Oluwatayo
The Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Education, Science and Technology, Ondo State, Mrs. Lola Amuda has called on the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to ensure that every duly registered candidate for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) was given the opportunity to participate.
The Permanent Secretary made the call while monitoring the conduct of the on-going 2020/2021 examination in Akure against the backdrop that some candidates were unable to log on to the site even after they have been cleared.
She noted that such development would greatly demoralize the candidates and called on the examination body to as a matter of urgency to rectify any technical hitch that might deprive candidates from participating in the on-going examination.
Mrs. Amuda also noted that some candidates were denied participation in the examination for getting to the hall a little behind schedule and pleaded with the examination body to look for ways to reschedule them for another day since the examination would last for about two weeks.
The Permanent Secretary however expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the examination, and commended the examination body (JAMB), for putting in place all necessary facilities.
She advised the candidates to be punctual by making sure that they get to the hall at least thirty minutes before the examination kicks off and ensure that they go along with all materials for identification and clearance.
The 2020/2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination which began on Saturday June 19, 2021, is holding at 17 designated centres across the state and would last for two weeks.