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UTME: Parents Curse, Swear As Network Frustrates Candidates In Rivers Centre

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Parent and candidates sitting for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) at the State III Elele, Ikwerre Local Government Area, Rivers state, were left cursing and swearing, Tuesday, over their fate as network glitch marred the exercise.

From 6.30a.m., when the network failure shut out the first set of candidates from taking the two hourly Computer Based Test (CBT), the sets for 9.30a.m. and 12.30p.m. also failed to access the system to take the examination.

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One of the frustrated parents told newsmen, “My son registered in Port Harcourt among the earliest candidates and to be candid, I never felt comfortable with the arrangement when his details printout mentioned Elele, two local government areas apart from Port Harcourt where he registered

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“You won’t believe it, we had to come the night before and stayed in a hotel. We live in Port Harcourt and he was scheduled for the very first set at 6.30 am. I never knew JAMB of today fixes exams for as early as 6.30 am in centres far from a candidate’s place of residence.

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