The 2017 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) scheduled for today has not been postponed, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said.

Spokesperson of JAMB, Fabian Benjamin, in a statement on Friday night, urged the public to disregard such “misleading messages” suggesting otherwise.

He said, “The JAMB UTME scheduled for between tomorrow (Saturday May 13 and 20 2017, will hold as scheduled. Candidates are to disregard any contrary message sent by mischief makers. JAMB will not reschedule exam for any candidate.

“This examination is not postponed and candidates are urged to disregard any contrary and misleading messages being circulated by mischievous characters who want to create confusion and apprehension. JAMB wishes all candidates participating a successful outcome in the 2017 UTME.”

Ishaq Oloyede, the registrar of JAMB, claims that some powerful forces are hellbent on sabotaging the efforts of the examination body.

“People are bent on creating problems where none exists. I believe their toes are very big and I don’t mind stepping on them. We believe that at the end of the day, Nigerians will know the truth and who to appreciate and who to condemn”, Oloyede said.

“So I expect all other stakeholders involved in the system not to sabotage the efforts of JAMB but reciprocate such gesture and goodwill so that we could give Nigerians the best of services they deserve.”

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