No make-up exams for candidates who miss UTME – JAMB

Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB Registrar
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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned that it would not be conducting make-up exams for candidates who miss the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

JAMB Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede stated this in the weekly bulletin of the examination body, noting that it was determined to stop the culture of conducting of supplementary examinations unlike in previous years.

As part of the measures to forestall this scenario, the Registrar added that the Board had taken proactive measures to address all the factors that would either lead to supplementary examinations or rescheduling of examinations.

Among these were scheduling candidates whose biometrics could not be captured to sit for their examination in Abuja, deregistering of substandard centres and those which have contravened the regulations put in place by the Board during the candidates’ registration and the just-concluded mock examination.

He said with these, the Board would curtail impersonation or examination by proxy and any form of malpractice that could undermine the integrity of the examination.

Oloyede revealed that during the mock examination held in March, no biometric failure was recorded.

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“At the just concluded mock examination, no case of biometric failure was recorded and we do not expect any during the main examination.” earlier reported that 49 centres were suspended or blacklisted by the board as the 2019 UTME started due to various issues JAMB felt were inimical to the success of the examination.

As at Saturday, 13th April, JAMB said 1.3 million of the 1.8 million candidates registered for the UTME had written the exams which are billed to be concluded on Wednesday, 17th April, 2019.

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