From Fred Ezeh, Abuja

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fixed Saturday, 24th September, 2022, for a mop-up Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for 67 candidates who registered for the 2022 UTME but could neither sit nor take the examination during the window provided earlier.

JAMB spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, in a statement, on Monday, urged candidates to print their supplementary examination notification slips beginning from Monday, 19th September, 2022, to know the centres where they would be sitting the examination.

He recalled that after the 2022 UTME, the Board reviewed the entire exercise and those candidates with biometric challenges were given the opportunity of sitting for a mop-up examination.

He added that the Board also announced that since the conduct of a mop-up examination was a stopgap measure, it would not be allowed to be a permanent feature of its calendar, hence, any candidate presenting any strange challenge(s) would have to indicate or declare such peculiarities at the point of registration for them to be given special consideration and allocated to centres within its national headquarters, Abuja, for close monitoring as the Board had phased out the conduct of mop-up examinations.

He said that in spite of the discovery of series of suspicious challenges presented by some candidates, the Board 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.

He explained that the decision to give these set of candidates the opportunity was to ensure that no single innocent candidate is punished unjustly.

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