UTME 2019: JAMB Speaks On Conducting Mop Up Examination
JAMB Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has warned that it would not conduct any mop-up examination for any candidate who misses the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The board’s Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, gave the warning at the just-concluded critical stakeholders meeting which took place at Sheraton Hotels and Towers, Abuja.

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Oloyede said that this became necessary given the desire of JAMB to ensure that candidates are adequately informed of the Boards’ determination to stop the conduct of mop-up or any supplementary examinations.

He said as part of the measure to forestall the scenario, the Board had taken proactive measures to address all the factors that would lead to supplementary examinations or rescheduling of examinations.

Oloyede said some of the efforts include scheduling candidates whose biometrics could not be captured to sit for their examinations in Abuja, deregistering of substandard centres and those which have contravened the regulations put in place by the Board during candidates’registration and the just-concluded mock examination.

He also said that it uncovered and arrested ‘Professional Examination Writers’ who write examination for candidates for a fee.

The JAMB boss noted that 50 of such fraudulent persons were apprehended in centres across the country as a result of various intelligence gathering.

Oloyede also said that the board suspended 49 CBT centres from participating in the ongoing exercise.

The suspended centres which are spread across the country were suspended for failing to live up to expectations in ensuring a seamless examination.

30 of the exam centres were suspended during the start of the exam on April 11, while the other 19 were blacklisted during the registration’s exercise; 10 of the centres are located in the FCT.