60,000 candidates to re-take UMTE by July 1
About 62,140 candidates who sat the concluded UMTE examination for admission into higher institutions will have to retake the examination. This is coming at the heels of the delisting of computer-based centres (CBT) from board examinations as a result of what is termed technical deficiencies, extortion, organized examination malpractice among others.
24 Centres were also suspended for one year as a result of technical issue and may be considered for 2019 exams.
The board also suspended 24 centres for one year due to technical issues. It said the affected centres may be considered for 2019 exams.
The examination has been refixed to take place on July 1.
These were contained in a press briefing by the registrar of JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede, after the board’s management meeting held in Abuja on Wednesday.
Out of the 62, 140 results cancelled, 57,646 candidates were as a result of centres-induced malpractice, 3,811 for late registration and the remaining 683 who were deemed to have biometric issues. Another 2,052 results were cancelled as a result of examination malpractice.
The board confirmed that scored a factor in the history of exams as the board recorded a total of 1,722,236 registered candidates being the highest figure ever in the history of the board.
Source: Premium Times