From Monday, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) will release results of the first batch of candidates who wrote the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on Friday and Saturday.
This was confirmed in a statement by JAMB’s Head, Public Affairs and Protocols (PAP), Dr. Fabian Benjamin,
According to him, this was done to avoid fraudsters from compromising the result checking processes.
Geeky Nigeria reports that UTME is being conducted in 750 CBT centres approved by the Board, will end on May 16, 2022.
Concurrently, a JAMB official had ruled out the rescheduling of the examination for some candidates who missed the UTME examination as a result of heavy downpours in Lagos and other major cities.
Regarding the issue of some candidates missing the examination due to rainfall, the JAMB official noted that it was against the policy of the board to reschedule examinations for some candidates when others took the same examination in the same city or centre.
According to the official, only candidates affected by technical challenges as a result of their centres would have the opportunity to retake the examination.
“Rainfall is not an issue because others have written. It was the same Lagos. It was raining and some people came to write the examination.
“Our process is that as long as others have written that examination we cannot reschedule it for any candidate.
“If it is a technical issue we can reschedule but rainfall is not an issue. For those whose session was disrupted by the rain, we will not reschedule.
“If there are technical issues at some centres leading to some candidates not being able to write the examination, certainly we have that obligation to reschedule the examination for the affected candidates,” the source revealed.