The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has
cancelled the Unified Tertiary Matriculation
Examination in Maiduguri, Borno State.
The Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, disclosed this to
journalists on Saturday while monitoring the
He said, “JAMB candidates who are supposed to go
to Maiduguri to write their exams have decided to
stay at home. There are about 400 of them. We
have told them we will cater for them. They are
afraid of what will happen to them.”
Ojerinde said the affected candidates will sit for
Computer Based Test instead of the Paper Pencil
Test that they applied for which held on Saturday.
Also responding to questions, the Permanent
Secretary Ministry of Education, John Nwaobiala,
debunked reports that candidates for JAMB exam
were among those attacked in Maiduguri.
He said, “There were some challenges that came
up and the feeling was that since there were
disturbances in that area, it might affect students’
movement. “The CBT is coming up so they will
have the opportunity to write the exam. There will
be no disenfranchisement of candidates ” he said.