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JAMB Mop-Up Exam: Check If You’re Inclusive

BY DAYO ADESULU The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board authorities (JAMB) have disclosed those who qualify to write the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) mop-up slated for tomorrow, Saturday 6, 2022. Information contained in JAMB’s weekly bulletin indicated that the categories of candidates rescheduled for the mop-up UTME are those who could not take the UTME due to fingerprint issues, candidates who could not take the UTME due to technical problems and candidates with BVM failure who were recaptured at the centres. The total numbers of candidates who are eligible to write the mop-up examination include 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 centres, and 1,799 candidates with BVM failure.

According to JAMB, the aforementioned candidates who are to write the examination mop-up on Saturday have verified reasons.

It added: “It should be noted that candidates who, for whatever reasons, were absent at those centres are not eligible for the mop-up examination” JAMB explained that the decision on the mop-up examination was as a result of its determination to give equal opportunity to all candidates who are desirous of tertiary education. It reads: “JAMB, after every UTME exercise, 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 only after all the reports have been collated and considered that the management will take critical decisions as to the necessity or otherwise of a mop-up examination for affected candidates.” “So, 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 the examination in the affected 10 centres. “The board took cognizance of the fact that some innocent candidates, unfortunately, sat their examination at these centres. Consequently, all candidates who sat for the UTME in the affected centres have been rescheduled for the mop-up UTME.   ” Other categories of candidates rescheduled for the mop-up UTME are 142 candidates who could not take the UTME due to finger-print 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.”

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