JAMB reschedules UTME for certain candidates

A JAMB CBT Centre (FIle Photo)

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed plans to reschedule the UTME for specific categories of candidates who, for one reason or another, could not write it earlier.

This particularly affects those it called unverified candidates, candidates in centres with reduced capacity, those in centres with reduced capacity, those with data mismatch and those at a particular centre in Abuja.

The rescheduled exam holds on Saturday, 6th May, 2023.

This development comes amid the release of the 2023 UTME results.

Unverified Candidates

These are candidates, who were registered for the 2023 UTME without manifesting any biometric difficulty but who could not be verified on the day of the examination. These candidates had not previously manifested any fingerprint defect or experienced any biometric challenge during the 2023 UTME registration but could not be verified to sit the examination on their scheduled examination date. These candidates will be taking their examination in Abuja, under close supervision.

Candidates at Beautiful Beginning CBT Centre, Apo, Abuja

All candidates, who were scheduled to sit the 2023 UTME at the Beautiful Beginning CBT Centre, Apo, Abuja, but missed the examination for whatever reason have been rescheduled to take the examination.

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The rescheduling of all the candidates, who missed the examination is as a result of the mistake made in the address of the centre, which had led to some candidates missing their examination.

The name of the centre, which is supposed to be “Beautiful Beginning CBT Centre, Apo, Abuja”, had featured “Gwagwalada” rather than “Apo” hence misleading the candidates.

“As a responsible organisation, the Board would not abdicate its responsibilities and has consequently, rescheduled all candidates posted to the centre, who could not sit their examination on account of the wrong address or any other reason, to ensure that no candidate misses the examination,” JAMB noted.

Candidates earlier rescheduled but got no notification

These are candidates, who had been rescheduled to retake their examination on Thursday, 27th April, 2023, but who received their notification late on Thursday night and so missed their examination. Some of these candidates could not receive the notification because their school held on to their channels of receiving messages such as their SIM cards, e-mail addresses and profile codes.

The Board, said it is giving this consideration despite its repeated warnings that its processes are not school-based and would not take responsibility for any of such dispositions.

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Candidates in centres with reduced capacity

Among the candidates, who have not taken their examination, are those whose centres could not carry their full capacity of 250 and, as such, had to be batched with some of these centres taking 150 candidates rather than the 250 allotted to them per session. Some of these outstanding candidates in the batched sessions have also been rescheduled and have taken the examination but some are yet to do so.

Candidates with data mismatch

For obvious reasons, some CBT centres mismatched the data of some candidates they registered. The passports of some of these candidates were mismatched by the CBT centres or by their intruding schools. This category of candidates could not sit the examination as their mismatched personal details could not be rectified early enough to enable them sit their examination at their scheduled time. These candidates have now done the needful by swearing an affidavit and are being processed to take the rescheduled examination.

Printing of rescheduled examination notification slip

All candidates under the categories listed above are required to print their slips on or before Thursday, 4th and Friday 5th May, 2023, so as to know the time and venue of their examination.

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“Candidates are to note that they would be grouped in a central location within their respective States to sit the examination hence the need for them to print their notification slips latest by Thursday, 4th May, 2023, so as to make sufficient arrangements to take their examination,” the statement added.

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