Joint Matriculation Board[JAMB] Favor 85,000 Student Affected.
Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board,[ JAMB], has explained the reason the student whose 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME, results were earlier cancelled, and why he is allowing them to rewrite their examination.
He said it is because of its new principles of equality and inclusiveness. But the board said the examination was for only candidates who registered late and those with related issues. To this end, all candidate who have such privileged opportunity to resit for the exam schedule for this Saturday should maintain peace and order while participating in the examination . monitoring and enhancement of the examination is not a compromise but a sanctity.
In statement related to this effect, released to the media by its Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB said the examination, which 85,000 candidates would be writing on Saturday, would be spread across some Computer Based Testing, CBT, centers.
The state further explained that the rescheduled examination was a product of an enlarged management meeting of JAMB. “Many of the candidates rescheduled for this examination enjoy this privilege because of the board’s principles of equality and inclusiveness. It is better to let 100 offenders go free than to punish one innocent person,“He said
The board said the affected candidates have since been informed through text messages to their various contacts. “By this notice, they are advised to check their e-mail and profile for the schedule of their examination or visit the board’s website for their status,” the statement added. It said candidates will soon be requested to print their e-slip for details such as date, venue and time of the examination. JAMB said candidates not listed for the supplementary, would not be communicated with; while those, whose results are withheld, would reflect in their profiles, which have been updated just as it advised rescheduled candidates to comport themselves and be of good behavior to avoid the circumstance that earlier necessitated the cancellation of their previous examination