The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has
disclosed that it will not reschedule the UTME for candidates
that came late for the supplementary JAMB exam that was
held last Saturday.
According to him, 85, 000 candidates slated for the mop-up
exam were notified through text messages and warned those
who came late that the board would not reschedule the exam.
“There is nothing you can do … we placed adverts in
newspapers, sent e-mails and text messages and if you did
not get it, it means that you were not invited for the exam.
“A bulk Short Message Service (SMS) was equally sent to your
telephone numbers that you provided during the registration.
“We will not reschedule the exam for people who came late,”
On complaints about system failure, Oloyede explained that
the computers had been programmed to work under a specific
time frame and urged candidates to engage the computers
regularly to avoid disruption.
According to him, if a candidate sits down in the exam hall
doing nothing, the computer is likely to shut down because
there is a time frame for its usage.
“If you do not use it, it will go off. When you sit and you are
not doing anything within that time frame, we also monitor
from our system to ensure you that candidates are not
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