The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has scheduled Saturday, August 6, 2022, as the date for its MopUp UTME in order to provide equal chances to all applicants seeking tertiary education.
It should be noted that, as is the Board’s custom after each Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the various reports from its officials in the field and video footage of the examination are reviewed by its team of experts in an effort to identify activities subversive to the examination process. The Management would determine the necessity of a mop-up examination for which group of candidates only after all the reports have been compiled and reviewed.
Following a thorough investigation of the conduct of the 2022 UTME in ten centres spread across five states of the federation (as indicated below), where examination misconduct was revealed, it became essential to cancel the results of all candidates who sat the examination in the ten centres.
The Board also took note of the fact that some innocent candidates had to sit their exams at these locations.
As a result, all candidates who took the UTME at the following centres have been rescheduled for the 6th of August, 2022, Mop-up UTME. Candidates who were absent from such centres for whatever reason are NOT qualified for the mop-up examination. The Centers are as follows:
Other categories of applicants slated for the Mop-up UTME on August 6, 2022, are:
- 142 candidates who were unable to take the UTME due to fingerprint anomalies;
- 28 candidates who were unable to take the examination due to technical difficulties in several centres; and
- 1,799 unsuccessful BVM candidates who were recaptured at testing centres.
The Board affirms that examination fraud will not be tolerated and that it will do everything in its power to counteract it. In the same vein, the Board reaffirms its commitment to conducting legitimate matriculation examinations for all tertiary institutions in the country, while maintaining the sanctity of its examination process in order to uphold the reputation of the Board’s integrity.