JAMB describes supplementary exam as "satisfactory)


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has described its supplementary Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) held across 170 centres nationwide as satisfactory.

The board’s Head of  Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, made the remark in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Saturday.

The board’s Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede,  had after the conduct of the main examination that held between May 10 and May 20  announced the cancellation of 59,698 results of the 1.7 million candidates.

He hinged the cancellation on  what he had described as ‘organised malpractice.’

Oloyede also announced the blacklisting of 48

Computer Based Test Centres (CBTs) over their

involvement in extortion and organised

examination malpractice during the same


He, however, noted that the board had fixed July

1 for supplementary examination for candidates

who had registered late for this year’s UTME.

Oloyede added that some of the candidates,

whose results were cancelled, would also take

part in the rescheduled examination, having

discovered that they were not directly involved in

such malpractice.

He also listed other categories of candidates

with issues such as biometric non-verification

machine related issues, technical and log out

issues, incomplete results and candidates who

lost examination sessions due to malfunctioning

of servers at the affected centre as those to

participate in the supplementary UTME.

Oloyede had noted that the decision to allow the

candidates sit for the rescheduled examination

was reached after a thorough review of all the

reports that emanated from their centres.

According to Benjamin, however, no fewer than

85,000 candidates participated in the

supplementary examination.

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