A total of 160,617 candidates sat for the Mock examinations conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in its 777 Computer-Based Centres across the country, according to the board’s Public Relations Officer, Dr Fabian Benjamin.
Benjamin, who spoke in a telephone
chat with newsmen, however, expressed sadness over a fire incident at one of the CBT centres in Abuja, saying that measures had been put in place to contain the situation.
“ We have over 160,000 candidates sitting for these mock examinations in all our CBT centres. We received reports of complaint of staff capacity and stability at one or two centres.
“ Like in Abuja, there is a centre, Dominion International School, Jabi, that caught fire during the examinations but everything has been put under control.
“ The exams are going on well and with what we have now, it shows we are good to go for the main examinations coming up June 19,” he said.
Meanwhile, candidates have continued to expressed satisfaction over the conduct of the 2021 mock examination by JAMB.
Some of the candidates who spoke to newsmen in Abuja, on Thursday, said the examination was a guide to prepare them for the upcoming UTME on June 19.
Fahd Isah, a candidate at the Global Distance Learning Institute, said there were no technical hitches at the centre owing to the availability of JAMB technical officers on the ground.