From Peter Ogbonna Eze
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), would this week, hold the rescheduled examination for candidates who missed the recently concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
This is coming after the board’s apology at the weekend, over the inability of some candidates to write the examination due to the relocation of their examination centres by the board, which affected 59,000 candidates.
Speaking to Daily Sun yesterday, Public Relations Officer of JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said the rescheduled examination would not involve all the 59,000 candidates that were relocated.
He stated that the examination would be held this week but declined to give the exact date.
“We are still expecting the exact date but it will be held before Friday this week. The candidates will be communicated through SMS.
“We are not re-conducting examination for all the 59,000 candidates that were relocated from one centre to the other. We can say that if, as a result of the relocation, it affected any candidate’s examination, such a candidate will be rescheduled for fresh examination.
“But it is not all of them that will write the exam; only few of them that missed the examination as a result of the relocation. The total number of candidates that were relocated is 59,000, but those that missed the exam may not even be up to 10 percent of that number. Those ones that came and couldn’t locate their new centers, and, as a result of that, missed the examination, are the people we are rescheduling their examination,” he explained.