59,000 Candidates To Rewrite Exam – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Friday said the board would reschedule examination for candidates who missed the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination because of last hour relocation of centres by the board.

The board said it relocated 59,000 candidates in 15 states because of problems in some of the centres.

It also said candidates who had system failure during the examination would retake it, if the board finds their complaint to be genuine.

The Registrar of the board, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, who said this at a press conference in Abuja, added that the new development does not affect candidates who missed the examination deliberately or failed in the examination.


Ojerinde said among the 1,546,633 candidates that sat for the 2016 UTME, 145,704 had issues of multiple results, which have been resolved by the board.


Prof. Ojerinde added that 23,577 candidates were absent on the day of the examination.


“We relocated candidates where the board had challenges. The board is looking at some of the issues raised during the examination, but most of the excuses raised by candidates are flimsy,” he said.

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