2021 UTME: JAMB schedules date for mop-up exams

By Temitope Mustapha, Abuja

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB says it has scheduled a mop-up Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME for Friday August 6, 2021 in some selected locations across the nation.

This was made known in a statement signed and made available to Journalists by the Head of Media JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in Abuja.

According to the statement, a total number of 18,000 candidates slated for the examination have being notified through both text messages and their JAMB profiles.

The Board emphasised that no candidate whose result has been duly released will be rescheduled for another examination.

Contrary to the sponsored fake news being circulated on the social (and few mischievous conventional) media, the rescheduled candidates are in the following categories:

Affected candidates
“Candidates who were unable to sit for the UTME owing to the clash of timetables of the  UTME and the then ongoing NABTEB examinations and whose particulars have been verified and supplied directly to JAMB by NABTEB.

Candidates who have been ascertained by JAMB to have experienced genuine rescheduling/technical problems as was the case in 30 of the 760 centres used for the examination”, the statement read.

It added that inclusive are candidates who could not be initially scheduled for examination owing to their inability to timely procure and supply their mandatory NINs or profile codes until after the close of the registration exercise and had to purchase Bank Drafts ( as against the usual vending of PINs) after the scheduled period for the examination and were later registered.

Also included are few candidates who encountered peculiar biometric verification problem or who failed biometric verification on the examination date but were not allowed to partake in the examination.

The board noted that adequate screening arrangements have been made to re-verify such claims and any candidate found to be involved in any form of impersonation will be identified for prosecution.

The statement added that rescheduled candidates are to print fresh examination notification slips containing the venue and time of the examination.

“The slips are to be printed from the JAMB website: https://www.jamb.gov.ng using the candidates’ registration number from Sunday August 1, 2021″, it read.

The Board however advises candidates to avoid supplying their information including registration number to fraudsters.

It added that Computer Based Test centres approved by JAMB which are consistently monitored are relatively more secured for printing examination notification slips by candidates who cannot print such on their own.


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