JAMB Reschedules Exam For Over 24,000 UTME Candidates, Releases More Results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said 24,535 candidates who sat for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) have been rescheduled to retake the examination.

A statement signed by JAMB’s spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin on Sunday, stated that the decision to reschedule the examination was prompted by substantial non-compliance with the Board’s standards in the affected candidates examination centres.

The Board also announced the release of additional 3,921 withheld results of UTME candidates.

The statement reads in part: “The Board has painstakingly analysed the process and conduct of the 2024 UTME in some centres where there are strong proofs of substantial non-compliance with the Board’s standards.

” Consequently, 24,535 candidates have been rescheduled to retake the examination in their chosen Examination Towns on Saturday, June 22, 2024.

” Meanwhile, 3,921 outstanding 2024 UTME results that had been cleared have now been released.

” Therefore, concerned candidates are urged to check their results from Saturday,1st June,2024 by sending RESULT to 55019 or 66019 to ascertain their status as those cleared would have their results while those rescheduled would be told that they had been rescheduled.

“The rescheduled candidates are to print their supplementary Examination Notification Slip from Tuesday, 4th June, 2024 to ascertain their designated examination centres.

” This release brings the total results released to 1,883,350.
“The rescheduled examination, which is taking place on Saturday, 22nd June,2024, two weeks from now, is to give affected candidates adequate time to prepare for the exercise.

” This notice does not concern candidates whose results have been released.

” Candidates with prima facie case(s) of examination misconduct, would be further interrogated to establish their culpability after which appropriate measures would be taken on them and announced.”

The Board explained that the supplementary examination are for 20,550 candidates whose results are up till now under investigation and 2,702 candidates whose fingers could not be verified.

Other candidates for the examination are 3,633 students of the Kwara State College of Arabic and Islamic Legal Studies (CAILS) and the Kwara State University (KWASU), who did not participate in the 2024 UTME based on the assumption that they would be accommodated in the 2024 DE exercise.

“This concession is to ensure that, while standards are being maintained, efforts are in place to support and promote the aspirations of qualified and willing candidates even if it requires bending over backwards,” the Board stated.

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