Students Protest Closure Of JAMB Portal Before Closing Date

The students staged the protest in Benin
City, the capital of the State on Friday.
In their numbers, they complained that
the action of examination body would
negatively affect their academic careers.

One of the students said: “This protest
will not just stop here. We are going to
continue until the day the JAMB will be
conducted. We are going to disrupt until
we are given extension for us to register.
“Some of us here, our forms are online in
the CVT centres and these centres are
very few in Benin City”.

Another student claimed that they were
asked to go and learn a trade,
condemning the comment.

She told Channels Television that since
15 of January, the examination
board was already short of scratch cards.
But in a swift reaction to the protest the
south-south zonal Coordinator of JAMB,
Mrs Priscila Ogunsola, dismissed the
claims by the students, insisting that
JAMB gave enough time for the
She said that JAMB had informed the
students that the registration would close
on February 5 and explained that some
Cyber Cafe owners had thought that they
could get access code to register
candidates even after the deadline.
“They were hoping to still get that
opportunity which never came this time
around. That is just the problem,” she

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