More than 18,000 candidates who had biometric verification issues or who genuinely missed the recently concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination due to a clash with this year’s National Business and Technical Examinations Board examination have had their exams rescheduled by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.
The mop-up UTME will be held in a few select places around the country on Friday, August 6, 2021.
Fabian Benjamin, a JAMB spokesperson, announced this in a statement on Thursday titled, ‘Mop-Up UTME Holds Friday, 6th August 2021…JAMB.’
“Following a thorough investigation and careful analysis of the highly successful 2021 UTME, and with due consultation (resulting in gracious concession) with the National Examination Council regarding the timetable of the council’s ongoing SSCE, JAMB has scheduled a Mop-up UTME for Friday, August 6th, 2021, in some selected locations across the country,” the statement read.
About 18,000 applicants who are scheduled to take the exam will be alerted via text messages sent to their designated phone numbers and on their JAMB profiles. Additionally, candidates can verify their registration status at http://www.jamb.gov.ng/2021mopup by entering their registration number.
“To avoid any misunderstanding, no candidate whose result has been properly disclosed will be rescheduled for another examination.”
“Candidates who were unable to be initially scheduled for examination due to their inability to obtain and supply their mandatory NINs or profile codes until after the close of the registration exercise and, as a result, had to purchase Bank Drafts (rather than the usual vending of PINs) after the scheduled period for the examination and, as a result, had to purchase Bank Drafts (rather than the usual vending of PINs) after the scheduled period for the examination and, as a result, had
“A few candidates who had a strange biometric verification problem, or who failed biometric verification on the exam date (and were recaptured), but were not allowed to take the exam, were not allowed to take the exam. (Adequate screening measures have been put in place to check such claims, and any applicant found to be involved in any form of impersonation will be recognized and prosecuted.)
“Candidates who were unable to sit for the UTME due to a conflict between the UTME and the then-ongoing NABTEB examinations, and whose information was confirmed and submitted directly to JAMB by NABTEB, and
“Candidates who have been determined by JAMB to have had real rescheduling/technical challenges, as was the case in 30 of the 760 examination centers.”
“Rescheduled applicants must print new examination notification slips that include the exam location and time. From Sunday, August 1st, 2021, the slips must be printed from the JAMB website https://www.jamb.gov.ng using the candidates’ registration number.
“The Board strongly warns candidates to avoid providing crucial information such as their registration number to fraudsters, who are aplenty, particularly at cybercafe(s), tutorial centers cropping up nearly everywhere in the country as a result of examination syndicates’ illegal activities. CBT centers that have been certified by JAMB and are regularly monitored are more secure for printing examination notification slips by candidates who are unable to print them on their own.”
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