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THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, has said it will conduct a supplementary Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination for 67 candidates on Saturday, September 24, 2022.
The examination, according to the board is “for 67 candidates who had registered for the 2022 UTME but who could neither sit for the examination nor take the just-concluded Mop-Up UTME owing to one challenge or another. They (67 candidates) will take their examination at specially-designated centres.”
JAMB’s Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in a statement on Monday, said, “It would be recalled that after the 2022 UTME, the board had reviewed the entire exercise and those candidates with biometric challenges were given the opportunity of sitting for a mop-up examination.
“The board 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 has phased out the conduct of mop-up examinations.
“However, despite the discovery of a series of suspicious challenges presented by some candidates, JAMB has, on account of its avowed commitment to equity and fairness, scheduled another set of 67 candidates to sit for the examination at designated centres, under the scrutiny of the board.
”This decision to give these set of candidates this unusual opportunity is to ensure that no innocent candidate is punished unjustly.
“These 67 candidates are, therefore, urged to print their supplementary examination notification slips from Monday, September 19, 2022, to know the centres where they would be sitting the examination.”