The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has spoken on Saturday saying they are not going to reschedule examination for candidates who came in late for their ‘mop up’ exams.
Prof. Is-haq Oloyede made this statement when responding to candidates complains at the mop-up examination held in Bwari, Abuja at the board’s Computer Based Centre.
Oloyede, leading the exercise supervisors said the exam was been held in 170 centres across the Nation. He also said the exam was a supplementary ‘Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination’ U.TM.E.
According to the registrar, 85, 000 candidates are sitting for the concluding exams and they were notified by texts, he also notified late comers that they would be no rescheduling.
“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,” Oloyede said.
He explained that the computers had been programmed to work for a given time so candidates should maximise their time and engage the computers regularly to avoid interference.
The system of Any candidate who sits in the exam hall and do nothing is likely to go off because its been programmed to work for a specific time.
“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 cheating,”
The 85, 000 candidates who are sitting for this mop-up are among the 1.7 million that enrolled for the 2017 U.T.M.E but registered late and those who had a challenge or two during the exam. This mop-up is scheduled for two sessions with each lasting for two hours, 7 a.m to 9 a.m