Sunday Vanguard reporters who visited some centres in Lagos observed that aside the delay that characterised the start up in some centres, two hours behind schedule , candidates had to contend with breakdown of server while writing the exam.
One of the several candidates who spoke to our correspondent in Yaba College of Technology center was Busayo Akinyemi who came from Mushin to write the examination.
Akinyemi said she felt sad that JAMB could not live up to its promise.
Her words, “ I was here before 6:30 am because I was among the first batch to write by 7am. However, the exam did not start until 11:30. This was after we had shouted at JAMB officials who were still bringing computers into the hall as at 9am”.
The same scenario was witnessed at Career Centre, Iwaya at Sabo/ Bariga area of Lagos where candidates slated to begin the exam at 1:30 pm stood under the sun as at 1pm, even as those who had already written theirs came out of the hall with complaints that only one engineer was on ground to battle the issue of system breakdown or network failure.
One of the JAMB officials approached told our reporter that hitches were expected but promised that by next Saturday all the issues raised would have been addressed.
“ Today, we expected little challenges; that’s why only two sets were writing.
By next week, all the hitches would have been settled and we will have three sets writing. These include the first batch of 7am, second batch, 11 am and the last one that will be by 1:30 pm. On Saturday only two batches wrote the exam”.
Asked how many candidates were inside the examination hall, he replied: “Why are you concerned about the number of candidates? For the delay, it is normal because today is the beginning of JAMB. “