Reactions have continued to grow following the recent released results of the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
Parents and candidates who spoke in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Bwari, Abuja, expressed their displeasure over the results released.
NAN recalls that the board on Friday, June 25, released the first batch of results of candidates who sat for the examination between Saturday, June 19, and Tuesday, June 22.
While some candidates expressed satisfaction with their scores, others expressed disappointment on the results released.
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Oluwakemi Moses, a candidate, who said that she wanted to study medicine, said she scored 167, a score she explained, was not only too low but also below her first attempt of the examination in 2020.
“I wrote UTME last year and scored 198; that was why I sat for it again this year so that I can make at least 200 or more because I intend to apply for Medicine.
“This year just disappointed me more. I scored 167 and have not stopped crying since I saw my results. I’m crying not because I failed but because I know how much I have prepared for the exams.
“It is devastating for me honestly, I don’t know what happened because I didn’t even find the examination tough.”
Another candidate, Andrew Bassey, said that he was traumatised after seeing his result on Saturday because he not only had difficulty registering for the examination but also got a low score after all the troubles.