JAMB Appeals For Calm, Promises To Reschedule Exam For Affected UTME CandidatesFrom Lateef Taiwo

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has appealed to candidates who experienced glitches in the course of 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) examinations to remain calm as they would be rescheduled to write the exam.

Registrar of JAMB, Prof Ishaq Oloyode who made the appeal on Friday while fielding questions from newsmen after monitoring the exam in Kogi-Bwari, Abuja, said so far the UTME had been going on smoothly as only one centre had been reported to have encountered iissues

“It is important to note that when a session fails because of a problem, you cannot bring those candidates to do session two, they will have to step aside and the headquarters will have to be contacted.

“The earliest time they can be scheduled will be after 4:30 p.m. so that those slated for section two and three can write and these candidates can now write for session four and in some cases, they can even be scheduled for the following day,” he said.

Speaking further, he said that the exam body is not comfortable with the award of scholarship to UTME best performing candidates on the basis of the exam alone as that would not capture others criteria that are factored in.

Oloyede, who commended the public, especially parents for their smooth conduct, said parents usually constitute problems for students in previous exercises.

“Everything appears to be going well. We want to thank the public for heeding our advice because it appears everybody is doing what they are expected to do.

“Things will move smoothly if parents can keep away. They are the ones constituting problems for the students but you can see everything is going on well,” he said.


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