JAMB to reschedule exams – The Joint Admission Matriculation Board has announced rescheduling for over 59,000 candidates in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations.
According to the board, the exams of the candidates, who were spread across 15 states, would be rescheduled because of problems with their designated centers.
The rescheduling would however not apply to candidates that failed the exam or deliberately missed their exams, according to JAM registrar, Professor Dibu Ojerinde.
“We relocated candidates where the board had challenges. The board is looking at some of the issues raised during the examination, but most of the excuses raised by candidates are flimsy,” he said. “We relocated about 59, 000 candidates due to the problems in various centres which vary from town to town. There are about 59,000 of them spread across 15 states of the federation.”
“Those that were relocated never suffered any setback or inconvenience. For all these two sets of people, I want to apologise sincerely for what happened to them, but we are going to put on a redress for those whose relocation affected them in missing their examination.”
“Let me use this opportunity to offer explanation on the issue of the much-publicized two results. The process of our marking involves transformation and other qualitative programming. In the process of these configurations, we had a little challenge which we quickly corrected and ensured that this never happened in subsequent results. This challenge was only associated with the candidates that sat for this examination on Saturday, 27, and some candidates of Monday, 29 February, 2016.”