The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has rescheduled printing of the 2019/20 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) slips to Thursday, April 4.
JAMB’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dr Fabian Benjamin disclosed this in an interview with the Information Company of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja.
The printing of the examination slips was initially scheduled to start on Tuesday, April 2.
However Benjamin mentioned the shift in date got here after 14 Laptop-Based mostly Exams (CBT) centres have been on Monday, suspended resulting from infractions throughout the board’s conduct of Mock UTME, together with an incident the place JAMB employees have been attacked at certainly one of its centres.
“The suspension has precipitated some distortion within the preliminary association and the board must relocate candidates who have been scheduled to jot down within the affected centres to different appropriate centres.
“Everyone knows that one of many essences of the mock train was to examine the extent of preparedness of not solely candidates but additionally centres that preserve to the principles and rules of the board.
“It’s to examine on centres which might be determined to cheat and to ensure that they don’t obtain their goal.“Instantly after the train yesterday, we went into a gathering and examined the conduct of the train, recognized the structural issues and made changes instantly.
“We wish to guarantee no centre fails throughout the conduct of the train.
“So we’d like immediately and tomorrow to redistribute the candidates affected by these suspended centres who had deliberate to extort them, defraud and frustrate the system, to centres which might be extra appropriate, then printing can start Thursday. ”
He added that the board was placing all fingers on deck to make sure that candidates sat for the examination in centres the place they have been secure, appropriate and conducive for the train that might be globally accepted.
Benjamin apologised to all candidates of the examination for the inconvenience precipitated, including that the board’s intention was to offer its finest and guarantee a hitch-free and profitable train.