The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, yesterday said the conduct of the 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, across 624 Computer Based Test, CBT, centres in Nigeria was successful.
JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, told newsmen that the exercise recorded huge success in some places on the first day, while there were some hitches in few other places due to certain peculiar reasons.
The CBT will last one week across the country.
Oloyede expressed satisfaction with the cheering reports he received from several CBT centres across Nigeria.
He further linked the success recorded on the first day to the efficiency of technology deployed as well as the capacity and dedication of the staff sent to the field to supervise the exercise.
He said, “Aside CBT centres located in Seventh Day Adventist Church that does not operate on Saturdays as it against their faith, other CBT centres were up and running as early as possible.
“Even candidates in Maiduguri where they witnessed bomb explosion this morning (yesterday) wrote the exam.
“From our control room in JAMB headquarters in Bwari, Abuja, we were able to monitor the downloads and uploads by the CBT centres and it was a seamless exercise.”