By Emmanuel Adeleke
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has announced Saturday, September 24, as the date of examination for 67 candidates who registered for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) but could neither sit for the examination nor take the just-concluded mop-up UTME owing to one challenge or the other.
JAMB’s Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in a statement, on Monday.
He said those affected would take the examination at specially-designated centres.
Recall that after the 2022 UTME, the Board reviewed the entire exercise and those candidates with biometric challenges were provided the opportunity of sitting for a mop-up examination.
The board also explained that any candidate that faced difficulty would have to indicate or declare such peculiarities during registration for them to be given special consideration and allocated to centres within its national headquarters in Abuja.
JAMB, however, said that in spite of the discovery of a series of suspicious challenges presented by some candidates, it has, “on account of its avowed commitment to equity and fairness, scheduled another set of 67 candidates to sit the examination at designated centres, under close scrutiny of the board.”
According to the statement, the decision to give the affected candidates an unusual opportunity was to ensure that no innocent candidate is punished unjustly.