Sixty-seven candidates who could not take the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) or missed the recently concluded Mop-Up UTME will sit for a supplementary exam on Saturday, September 24.
Dr Fabian Benjamin, Head of Public Affairs and Protocol at the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) disclosed in a statement on Monday that the affected candidates missed the opportunity, due to various difficulties, to take their examination at specially designated centres.
It would be recalled that after the 2022 UTME, the Board reviewed the entire exercise, and those candidates with biometric challenges were given the opportunity of sitting a mop-up examination.
Dr Benjamin also announced that 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.
“However, despite the discovery of a series of suspicious challenges presented by some candidates, the Board has, 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.”
He noted that the decision to give the candidates the unusual opportunity is to ensure that no single innocent candidate is punished unjustly.
“These 67 candidates are, therefore, urged to print their supplementary examination notification slips from Monday, 19th September 2022, to know the centres where they would be sitting the examination.