By ADEYEMI DANIEL
Students and CyberCafe operators are complaining bitterly over the uneasiness to register for their exams. Speaking with Mr. Johnson Olusola, Proprietor of Divine Brain Land Academy located at Oludande Street, Ota Ogun State said, “ Biometric is the latest JAMB security strategy that demand students to thumbprint before beginning their registrations. These machines bought for the sum of eighteen thousand naria directly from JAMB office, so we are hoping that this will contribute positively to success of the exam and put a stop to mal-practices.
Now we have used our money to buy the Biometric equipment. Apart from the money we used in buying the forms yet we found it difficult to load and get their site. One will spend two weeks before he can fill a form and when you call their numbers to lay complain the numbers will be switched off even after struggling to register a candidate”. He added that you will be hearing that center is not qualify to take such examination, now whose fault is this? He advised JAMB registrar, Professor Dibu Ojerinde to find solution to the difficulties in the JAMB registration and extend the closing day for the registration. Anthony Jenifa a candidate for the exam also laments that, “ the problem I am having now is that I heard that JAMB has suspended some state schools for admitting students and I happen to choose one the schools which is Abia State University(ABSU). Now 1 am trying to edit it and the schools were suspended because of the strike”. She continued “ I want Government to publicize the names of suspended schools so, that people will not make mistake like me”.
Mrs. Bola Festus, an operator of Royal King CyberCafe, at Ibari Road, Mosalashi, Alagbado, Lagos State, said that “on the issue of Biometric we found it difficult to fill the form because when we reach the last stage to submit, the whole thing will go back again. For the past two weeks, I was able to fill only four forms out of numerous forms. My advice to the registrar is to find solution to this before it is too late”.
Mrs. Alisha Ogee, director of Bens CyberCafe, Kola Bus Stop, Ijaye. said, “ biometric is registering the students for JAMB, it is giving us a very big problem in such a way that it is some how hard for us to register a Candidate in one week because the Cyber is too slow and at time after the students have registered some schools are cancelled without notifying the students. Some students are finding it difficult to edit to take other schools that could be used for the examinations .These affected the rate of JAMB, registration of this year compare to last year because this year registration is very poor .” she added “I will appeal to the minister of education to pay quick attention to these”. Aliu Bose, who happened to be part of last year’s JAMB Candidate and now enrolling again has this to say, “I registered for this exam last year . I registered for Mathematics, Use of English, Government and Commerce. When the result came out only for me to see that I passed Mathematics, Use of English, and Commerce above 50 and the three of them was 180 but nothing was awarded to me in Government. I complained but I was told that the issue will be resolved but unfortunately up till now nothing has been done and now am enrolling for another one, I just pray that I will be fortunate this time”. So, she urged the Government and JAMB Registrar, Professor. Dibu Ojerinde to please find solution to this Biometric issue to make it better.