Some categories of candidates who registered to take part in the 2021 unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME) but are yet to sit the examination for various genuine reasons have been rescheduled to sit the examination on August 6.

This is coming two days after the examination body announced the withdrawal of results of 14 candidates and withheld 93 others’ for allegedly being involved in various forms of examination malpractice.

In a statement issued by JAMB and signed by its spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, a total of 18,000 candidates will participate in the rescheduled examination.

The statement listed the concerned candidates to include those “who could not be initially scheduled for examination owing to their inability to timely procure and supply their mandatory NINs or profile codes,” and “who encountered peculiar biometric verification problems, or who failed biometric verification on the examination date,” among others.

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The 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 using the candidates’ registration number from Sunday, 1st August, 2021.

The board said for the avoidance of doubt, no candidate whose result has been duly released will be rescheduled for another examination contrary to the sponsored fake news being circulated on conventional and social media.



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