JAMB Candidates Protest in Port Harcourt

Candidates planning to sit for the Computer-based Test of the 2015/16 University Matriculation Examination, UME, staged a protest at the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, office in Port Harcourt, River State on Thursday.

The reason for the protest was said to be related to the continued postponement of the collection of their e-slip and examination date that was originally fixed for February 21 and later moved to March 2.

The furious candidates accused JAMB of calling on the police, who fired teargas canisters in order to disperse them from the JAMB office.

TELL learnt that the aggrieved candidates have been visiting the JAMB office since Monday. “We have been here since Monday till today and we have been here since morning. They told us to come and, here we are, but they are nowhere to be found,” one of the protesting students said.

The aggrieved candidates claimed that JAMB officials collected between N500 and N1, 000 from them for the e-slip and examination dates and centers. They urged JAMB to open up its website to enable them print out their examination dates or postpone the examination.

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