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18,000 candidates to retake the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fixed Friday, August 6, 2021, for 18,000 candidates who missed the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) to retake the examination.

The board said the examination will take place in some select locations across the country.

JAMB’s Head of Media, Fabian Benjamin, announced this in a statement yesterday in Abuja.

The statement said the 18,000 candidates for the examination were being notified through text messages on their designated phone numbers and their JAMB profiles.

It directed the affected candidates to print fresh examination notification slips containing the venue and time of the examination from JAMB’s website from August 1.

“Following a detailed investigation and careful analysis of the highly-successful 2021 UTME, and with due consultation (resulting in gracious concession) with the National Examination Council (NECO) concerning the timetable of the council’s ongoing SSCE, JAMB has scheduled a  mop-up UTME for Friday, August 6, 2021, in some selected locations across the nation.

“About 18,000 candidates slated for the examination are being notified through both text messages on their designated phone numbers and their JAMB profiles.

“In addition, the candidate can check, using their registration number, on http://www.jamb.gov.ng/2021mopup.

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 the social (and few mischievous conventional) media,” the statement said.