Written by Godfrey AKON

Late-coming: No rescheduling of UTME- JAMB

Despite registering for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, candidates who arrived late for their scheduled examinations will not have their exercise rescheduled.

Spokesperson of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, who stated this while fielding questions from reporters, denied speculations that the board has rescheduled any examination for late-comers.

Benjamin said “all examination will be finishing on Saturday with only few centres in Beyelsa and Rivers who will be writing in the early days of next week.

“The Board in its determined efforts to give the candidates the best has adjusted the schedules of the remaining candidates in these two states and have contacted the few candidates to reprint their slips.”

His response followed earlier reports that the board barred some candidates in Abuja from writing the UTME over their late arrival to their examination venues.

The candidates who were numbering about ten, were scheduled to write UTEME at the Global Distance Learning Institute, Central Business District, Abuja, but were denied entry into the examination hall for arriving some minutes late.

According to them, they had gone to Suleja and Mandala, in Niger State, as early as 4:00am not only to locate their examination centres for the exercise which commenced at 7:00am but were redirected to a centre in Abuja Central Area.

The aggrieved candidates and their parents alleged multiplicity of examination towns provided by JAMB which caused them to find their examination centres difficult to locate.

Meanwhile, JAMB has denied cancelling the results of its examination conducted on Saturday, March 14, Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17, 2020, urging candidates to disregard rumours making the rounds that the results have been cancelled.

The board further released the result of the over 450,000 candidates who sat on the exercise on Tuesday at 12noon, Wednesday, urging candidates to check their results by sending 'RESULT' to 55019 and not on the board's website.

“The results of the first day was placed on the website and some fraudulent individuals were coping and manipulating it to deceive unsuspecting candidates hence our decision to move it to the mobile platform for candidates to use their unique phone numbers used in registering for the examination to access their results,” JAMB said.



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