July 29, (THEWILL) – No fewer than 18,000 candidates will sit for a nationwide mop-up Unified TertiaryJuly 29, (THEWILL) – Matriculation Examination (UTME) slated for Friday, 6 August 2021, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) disclosed on Thursday.
The Board said the mop-up examination is coming on the heels of wide consultations due to minor hitches, recorded during the 2021 UTME.
It said the affected candidates have being notified through text messages on their designated phone numbers and JAMB profiles; adding that the candidates can check using their registration number on http://www.jamb.gov.ng/2021mopup.
JAMB, in a statement issued on Thursday by its spokesperson, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said, “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.”
He said the affected candidates include those 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 few candidates who encountered peculiar biometric verification problem, or who failed biometric verification on the examination date.
He added that: “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.”
Other affected candidates include those 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.
The last batch are 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.
JAMB said: “Following a detailed investigation and careful analysis of the highly-successful 2021 UTME, and with due consultation 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.
“The rescheduled candidates are to print fresh examination notification slips containing the venue and time of the examination. The slips are to be printed from the JAMB website https://www.jamb.gov.ng using the candidates’ registration number from Sunday, 1st August, 2021.
“The Board strongly advises candidates to avoid supplying their vital information including registration number to fraudsters who are abound especially in cybercafe(s), tutorial centres springing up almost everywhere in the nation as a result of the illicit activities of examination syndicates.
“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.”