The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that it would conduct a supplementary Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for 67 candidates on September 24.

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Fabian Benjamin, the board’s head of public affairs and protocol, disclosed this in a statement on Monday.

According to him, the 67 candidates are those “who had registered for the 2022 UTME, but who could neither sit the examination nor take the just-concluded mop-up UTME owing to one challenge or another”.

Benjamin also said the candidates would take their exams at specially designated locations.

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He said the board’s decision to hold the supplementary UTME is to ensure “no single innocent candidate is punished unjustly”.

“The decision to consider the candidates is to ensure that no single innocent candidate is punished unjustly,” the statement reads.

“These 67 candidates are, therefore, urged to print their supplementary examination notification slips from Monday, to know the centres where they would be sitting for the examination”.

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Benjamin said after the 2022 UTME took place, the board reviewed the entire process and gave candidates who had biometric challenges the opportunity to sit for a mop-up exam.

He added that JAMB also announced that since the mop-up exercise was a stopgap measure, it would not be allowed to be a permanent feature of its calendar.

The JAMB spokesperson said any candidate faced with challenges is required to indicate such at the point of registration for them to be given special consideration.

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