62, 140 to retake UTME - JAMB

The Joint Admissions and

Matriculation Board has said 62 , 140

candidates will retake the Unified

Tertiary Matriculation Examination

after their centres were found to have

engaged in malpractices.

JAMB Registrar , Prof Ishaq Oloyede,

who disclosed this on Wednesday at a

briefing, noted that a total of 59 , 698

UTME results were also cancelled by

the board based on examination


A breakdown of the cancelled results

  • showed that 57 , 646 candidates wrote

in centres , which were fraudulent ;

  • while 666 candidates did multiple registrations.

  • 1 ,386 candidates were caught cheating ,

It was learnt that only the first group of 57 , 646 would be allowed to rewritethe UTME. 

This group would be joined

by 3 , 811 candidates, who did late

registration and 683 who had

biometric - related issues, to make a

total of 62 ,140 candidates .

Oloyede said the board had slated

Saturday , July 1 , for the examination.

He said , “ The board had a meeting

with the 37 chief external examiners

for the 2017 UTME and other major

stakeholders, and arrived at the

following decisions . One , we approved

the cancellation (of the results) of

1 ,386 candidates found culpable of

examination malpractices, and the

results of 666 who did multiple


“ We also cancelled the results of

57 ,646 candidates who were involved

in malpractices across centres . Hence ,

we have rescheduled the UTME for

those candidates and others who have

biometric and other technical issues.

We also approved Saturday , July 1 , for

the rescheduled examination. The

board has , moreover , suspended 24

Computer- Based Test centres for one

year due to technical issues. These

centres would not participate in the

2018 UTME. ”

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