By Dayo Adesulu
The 2016.Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) that commenced in over 500 centres nationwide, yesterday, was delayed for about an hour while failing server marred the examination.
The examination that was scheduled to start at 11am did not commence in many centres until about noon due to late arrival of some candidates.
Many candidates, who spoke with Sunday Vanguard in Lagos, said they initially believed the monthly environmental sanitation exercise will hold.
However, when it dawned on them that it had been canceled, there were only few commercial vehicles operating to convey them to their centres.
Meanwhile, at the Shoms International School in Ikate, Lagos, where the exam was monitored, some of the candidates arrived late, thus delaying the examination.
At the time of commencement,196 of the 200 allocated to the centre were already accredited and writing the examination.
At Image Centre, the Yaba College of Technology and another Accredited CBT Centre in Ilupeju, 180 and 300 candidates were duly accredited without hitches.
In an interview with newsmen, Lagos State Coordinator of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Dr. Mrs Bitrus Okorie, stated that the examination was held in 53 centres in the state.