JAMB: Rescheduled UTME to hold May 26

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says the rescheduled Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) will take place May 26.

Fabian Benjamin, JAMB spokesman, disclosed this on Sunday in an interview with NAN in Abuja.

According to Benjamin, more than 12, 000 candidates are expected to sit for the mop-up examinations in few of its centres across the country.

This category of candidates, he explained, are those whose biometrics were not captured during the initial period of the UTME in March.

He said: “It would also include those, who are yet to see their results since the end of the examinations in March till date and have not been involved in any form of malpractice.

“It will also include those, who were unable to print out their e-slips before the earlier examinations and those whose centres were cancelled for suspected malpractices.”

According to him, “there are centres that were cancelled because of suspicious activities but the board was unable to identify the actual culprits”.

He said those who were involved and caught in illicit acts and centres where a case of malpractice has been established against them would not partake in the rescheduled examinations.

He advised candidates, who might have fallen into any of the categories qualified for the examination to print their e-slips from Monday, May 21.

JAMB had earlier promised to reschedule the examinations for some candidates whose cases were exceptional, adding that candidates, who fall under such categories would be contacted before then.

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