Prospective candidates siting for the 2017/2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in Benue State may not register for the examination, if the poor network being experienced in the state and lack of JAMB PIN in the accredited commercial banks across the state is anything to go by.
However, when New Telegraph visited some of the designated banks in Makurdi, the state capital, yesterday, it was discovered that several hundreds of candidates, who besieged the centres found it extremely difficult to be registered due to the rigorous nature of the registration procedures.
The candidates lamented how since last week, they were unable to register, wondering that it had never been easy for them due to network problems confronting the state. Some of the candidates, Terna Kuleve and Jessica Shagbaor, who spoke with New Telegraph, expressed fear over the new process adopted by the examination body to register them, and called on JAMB to revert to the old process, where scratch cards and cyber cafes were used.
The candidates said that reverting to the old order of registering for the examination would save them from the trauma and possibility of losing the opportunity of sitting for the examination.