The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has cancelled the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in Maiduguri, Borno State.

The Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, disclosed this to journalists on Saturday while monitoring the Saturday’s examination.

He said, “JAMB candidates who are supposed to go to Maiduguri to write their exams have decided to stay at home. There are about 400 of them. We have told them we will cater for them. They are afraid of what will happen to them.”

Ojerinde said the affected candidates will sit for Computer Based Test instead of the Paper Pencil Test that they applied for which held on Saturday.

Also responding to questions, the Permanent Secretary Ministry of Education, John Nwaobiala, debunked reports that candidates for JAMB exam were among those attacked in Maiduguri.

He said, “There were some challenges that came up and the feeling was that since there were disturbances in that area, it might affect students’ movement.

“The CBT is coming up so they will have the opportunity to write the exam. There will be no disenfranchisement of candidates ” he said.

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