Examination Board Conducts Fresh UTME For 490 Candidates


Candidates. Photo: Daily Post
Candidates. Photo: Daily Post

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Monday conducted a supplementary Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for four hundred and ninety candidates whose Computer Based Test (CBT) Centres were initially cancelled for examination malpractices.


The examination was held in JAMB CBT Centre in Kogo, Abuja; JAMB Bayelsa State office, Yenagoa and JAMB National HQ in Bwari, Abuja.


“It was expedient to suspend all examinations at centres earlier earmarked for the candidates based on the lack of capacity of the centres and involvement in examination infractions,” the board stated in its weekly bulletin.


Report revealed that apart from the 490 candidates retaking the examination, the UTME results of 127 candidates were undergoing forensic analysis by a panel of experts because of the suspicon of examination malpractices.


“The board has conducted a supplementary examination for 490 candidates, who could not take their rescheduled examination. The candidates in 17 sessions under this category were identified. Some of the candidates were to sit in centres that were sanctioned by way of suspension owing to their lack of capacity while others were involved in examination infractions,” the examination board stated.


JAMB has urged candidates with queries to make use of its online free ticketing system to lodge their complaints.

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