The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that it will hold a Unified Supplementary Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for 67 candidates on Saturday, September 24, 2022.
JAMB’s head of public affairs and protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said the additional exam was set for candidates after reviewing the entire exercise.
“The exam is for 67 candidates who had registered for the UTME 2022, but were unable to either take the exam or pass the just-concluded Mop-Up UTME due to a challenge or on the other, to take their examination in specially designated centres.
“It is worth recalling that after the UTME 2022, the Board reviewed the entire exercise and candidates with biometric issues were given the opportunity to take a raking exam.
“The Council also announced that since the conduct of a sweep review is a stopgap measure, it would not be permitted to be a permanent feature of its schedule. Therefore, any candidate with one or more odd challenges should indicate or declare such peculiarities at the time of registration for consideration and assignment to centers within their national headquarters, Abuja, for close monitoring , as the Council had staggered the conduct of the mopping-up examinations.
“However, despite the discovery of a series of suspicious challenges presented by some candidates, the Council, because of its avowed commitment to fairness and justice, scheduled another group of 67 candidates to pass the examination in designated centres, under the careful examination of the Council.
“This decision to give these candidates this unusual opportunity is intended to ensure that no innocent candidate is unfairly punished.
“These 67 candidates are therefore invited to print their additional examination notification bulletins from Monday, September 19, 2022, to find out the centers where they will take the examination.”