The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that 18,000 candidates who missed the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will retake the examination on Friday, August 6, 2021.
The Publisher Nigeria learnt that the Board said that the rescheduled examination will take place in some select locations across the country.
This disclosure is contained in a statement issued by JAMB’s Head of Media, Fabian Benjamin, on Thursday in Abuja.
JAMB in its statement said the 18,000 candidates slated for the examination are being notified through both text messages on their designated phone numbers and their JAMB profiles adding that it has directed the affected candidates to print fresh examination notification slips containing the venue and time of the examination from its website from August 1.
What JAMB is saying in its statement
The statement from JAMB reads, “Following a detailed investigation and careful analysis of the highly-successful 2021 UTME, and with due consultation (resulting in gracious concession) with the National Examination Council (NECO) concerning the timetable of the council’s ongoing SSCE, JAMB has scheduled a Mop-up UTME for Friday, 6th August 2021, in some selected locations across the nation.
About 18,000 candidates slated for the examination are being notified through both text messages on their designated phone numbers and their JAMB profiles. In addition, the candidate can check using their registration number on http://www.jamb.gov.ng/2021mopup.
For the avoidance of doubt, no candidate whose result has been duly released will be rescheduled for another examination contrary to the sponsored fake news being circulated on the social (and few mischievous conventional) media.’’
Those eligible for the examination
JAMB listed some of those eligible for the examinations to include:
- Candidates who could not be initially scheduled for examination owing to their inability to timely procure and supply their mandatory NINs or profile codes until after the close of the registration exercise and, therefore, had to purchase Bank Drafts (as against the usual vending of PINs) after the scheduled period for the examination registration.
- Few candidates who encountered peculiar biometric verification problems, or who failed biometric verification on the examination date (and were recaptured) but were not allowed to partake in the examination. Adequate screening arrangements have been made to reverify such claims and any candidate found to be involved in any form of impersonation will be identified for prosecution, according to the exam body.
- Candidates who were unable to sit for the UTME owing to the clash of timetables of the UTME and the then ongoing NABTEB examinations and whose particulars have been verified and supplied directly to JAMB by NABTEB.
- Candidates who have been ascertained by JAMB to have experienced genuine rescheduling/technical problems as was the case in 30 of the 760 centres used for the examination.
The Board advised candidates to be careful and not supply their vital information including registration numbers to fraudsters who are seen in places like cyber cafes and tutorial centres springing up almost everywhere across the country as a result of the illicit activities of examination syndicates.
The statement also points out that CBT centres approved by JAMB which are consistently monitored are relatively more secured for printing examination notification slips by candidates who cannot print such on their own.
What you should know
JAMB had on June 25, released the results of candidates who sat for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) between June 19 and June 22 in over 720 CBT centres as it withheld some results for further investigation to review CCTV footages for detection of possible examination malpractices.
JAMB had earlier in June said that it would organise a mop-up examination for candidates who had other pending issues that had yet to be resolved and could not write the examination when slated.
The Board also a few days ago announced the clearance and release of the UTME results for 14,620 candidates that had been under investigation and the withholding of the results of 93 other candidates