Happening Now

Search This Blog

Friday, 19 May 2017

JAMB to Reschedule Exam for 2017 UTME Candidates With Technical Issues - JAMB Denies Deducting Marks From Candidates Scores




The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, has disclosed that candidates who experienced technical issues while sitting for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination would be rescheduled to resit the examination.


He said candidates to resit the exams include those that were logged out by the systems and could not answer the questions.

He further stated that the resit examination would not clash with the National Examination Council examination scheduled to start on Monday.

According to him, the hitches were caused by faulty cables.

He said, “When they talk about network problem, what they mean is cable. When they had problem in Dutse, I sent somebody there and we spent only N8,000 on cables. It does not cost money. It is because they put it on the floor and people will step and damage them. And on the day of the examination, that what was accounted for the hitches and questions not being found.

Denies Deducting Marks


The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) also denied the rumour concerning the deduction of candidates' marks in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Dr Fabian Benjamin, the Head of JAMB Information and Media, denied the reports in a statement in Abuja advised candidates to disregard the rumour..

According to Benjamin, the rumour is false, devilish and a ploy to cause disaffection among candidates who participated in the 2017 UTME.


“It is no longer news that all our centres have CCTV camera and we have watched all proceedings at the Computer Based Test (CBT) centres across the nation.
“Those involved in any infraction will be sanctioned in accordance with the provision of the Examination Malpractice Act.
“The board has not deducted any marks from any candidate and is not contemplating doing that as it is not a condition for sanction in any of the provisions of the law against malpractice.

“Again, we call on all candidates to be mindful of fraudulent characters who will send misleading information to create panic and take advantage of the situation to defraud them”.

He advised candidates to login to check the result with their registration number or with email address and urged candidates with any challenge not to hesitate to contact the board or check the organisation’s Website for detailed information and numbers for enquiries



No comments:

Post a Comment