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JAMB conducts supplementary UTME for 67 candidates

A total of 67 candidates have been scheduled to sit for supplementary Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, on Saturday, 24th September, 2022 by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB.
The board explained in a statement by its Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, that the 67 candidates had registered for the 2022 UTME, but could neither sit the examination nor take the just-concluded Mop-Up UTME owing to one challenge or another.
According to JAMB, the decision to give these set of candidates the unusual opportunity of sitting for a supplementary exam is to ensure that no single innocent candidate is punished unjustly.
The board added that after the 2022 UTME, it reviewed the entire exercise and those candidates with biometric challenges were given the opportunity of sitting a mop-up examination; and that it 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.
“However, in spite of the discovery of 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,” it said.
The statement urged the 67 candidates to print their supplementary examination notification slips from Monday, 19th September, 2022, to know the centres where they would be sitting the examination.

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