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JAMB to conduct supplementary UTME for 67 candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board will on Saturday conduct a supplementary examination for 67 candidates who had registered for the 2022 UTME, but failed…

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board will on Saturday conduct a supplementary examination for 67 candidates who had registered for the 2022 UTME, but failed to sit for it. 

JAMB spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, in a statement yesterday, said the examination was for candidates who could neither sit for the examination nor take the just-concluded mop-up UTME owing to one challenge or another.

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 The Board had, after the 2022 UTME, reviewed the entire exercise and candidates with biometric challenges were given the opportunity of sitting a mop-up examination. 

 The Board said since the conduct of a mop-up examination is a stopgap measure, it would not be allowed to be a permanent feature of its calendar. 

“Therefore, any candidate presenting any strange challenge(s) would have to indicate or declare such peculiarities at the point of registration for them to be given special consideration and allocated to centres within its National Headquarters, Abuja, for close monitoring as the Board had phased out the conduct of mop-up examinations,” he said.

 Benjamin said in spite of the discovery of series of suspicious challenges presented by some candidates, the Board had, on account of its avowed commitment to equity and fairness,  scheduled another set of 67 candidates to sit the examination at designated centres, under close scrutiny of the Board.