JAMB fixes date for mop-up 2022 UTME examination

By Orowo Victoria Ojieh

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fixed mop-up Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on Saturday, 6th August 2022 for candidates who could not participate in the examinations during the period of the exercise for some genuine reasons.

The Board decision was disclosed on Monday in its weekly bulletin saying this was in line with JAMB’s determination to give equal opportunity to all candidates who are desirous of tertiary education.

JAMB explained that after every UTME exercise, the board reviews various reports from officials in the field and video footage of the examination. The reviews are done by a team of experts, with a view to detecting activities subversive of the examination process.

“It’s after all the reports have been collated and considered that the management would take critical decisions as to the necessity or otherwise of a mop-up examination for affected candidates”.

The board said after a thorough analysis of the conduct of the 2022 UTME in 10 centres spread across five states of the federation where examination malpractice was established to have taken place, it became necessary to cancel the results of all the candidates who sat for the examination in the affected 10 centres.

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It took cognisance of the fact that some innocent candidates, unfortunately, sat for their examination at these centres. Hence, all candidates who sat for the UTME in the affected centres have been rescheduled for the mop-up UTME.

According to JAMB, candidates who for whatever reasons were absent at those centres are not eligible for the mop-up examination. Other categories of eligible candidates rescheduled for the mop-up UTME are, 142 candidates who could not take the UTME due to fingerprint peculiarities, 28 candidates who could not take the UTME due to technical problems in some centres and 1,799 candidates with BVM failure who were recaptured at the centres.

The Board however stated its commitment to zero tolerance for examination malpractices and would do all within its powers to combat it.

It also affirmed its commitment to conduct credible matriculation examinations in all tertiary institutions in the country, while ensuring the sanctity of its examination process towards sustaining the integrity that the society has come to associate with the Board.

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