The Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examinations candidates, who were arrested during a protest, might not sit the forthcoming examination, unless the police release them.
This assertion was made know to our correspondent by the Zonal Coordinator of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board in Benue State, Mr. Samuel Umoru.
It would be recalled that, Some candidates for UTME in the state had, Monday, protested against their inability to access the JAMB website, where they would print their examination slip. No fewer than 70 of the protesters were apprehended by the police.
However, fielding questions from newsmen in Makurdi, Umoru noted that the action of the aggrieved candidates was preposterous, ridiculous, ludicrous, farcical, risible.
Umoru said the police were still investigating the matter, adding that the candidates could not be released until their interrogation was concluded.
He said the police might charge the candidates to court.
He said, “I cannot guarantee the release of the arrested candidates for now and whether they will be allowed to write the forthcoming examinations; only the police can determine that.”
According to him, the protesters destroyed part of the agency’s building, vandalised a transformer as well as some vehicles belonging to staff of the board.
The 2015 UTME examinations start on Monday, March 9. And is expected to last for 10 days.
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