The computer based-test (CBT) of the Nigerian National Petroleum Corporation (NNPC) on Saturday was postponed due to technical problems of the JAMB approved center in Kuje.
The Nigeria news agency (NAN) reports that the exercise was scheduled to begin at the Islamic Leadership Academy at 8:00 am.
JAMB and NNPC officials began the candidate selection exercise at 7:00 am.
However, the test was not started at the center because more than half of the systems did not respond and some did not show up.
Informing the candidates after an hour of waiting, an NNPC official asked them to exercise patience until the problems were resolved, reports NAN.
He said the technical problems were not from NNPC or JAMB, stating that the challenge was from the center.
“I will implore us to exercise some patience. I am an official from NNPC, we have been here since yesterday with officials from JAMB to ensure that everything was okay with the systems.
“In the early hours of this morning, all these systems were coming on and everything was okay but all of the sudden when the light went off, some of the system are not coming up again.
“It’s better that is happening now, not when the exam has already started. But I want to assure you that this exam will definitely hold. The JAMB officials have contacted their office and we are hoping to get a feedback soon,” he said.
Mr Adamu Usman, one of the candidates, said that JAMB centres nationwide also had such technical problems.
He said that the problem was not new to the centre because during the recent JAMB examination, alot of the students had to write in batches because most of the systems malfunctioned.