The Joint Admissions and
Matriculation Board, JAMB,
has fixed Saturday, July 1 to
UTME, for 85,000 candidates.
The board’s Head, Media and
Benjamin, announced the
date in a statement issued on
Tuesday in Abuja.
According to him, the
examination, which is for
candidates who registered
late and those with related
issues, will be spread across
some Computer Based Testing
“Following an enlarged
management meeting of the
JAMB, the supplementary
2017 UTME has been fixed to
hold on Saturday, July 1.
“No fewer than 85,000
candidates are scheduled to
write the examination.
“Affected candidates have
been notified through text
“By this notice, they are
advised to check their e-mail
and profile for the schedule
of their examination or visit
the board’s website for their
status,’’ Mr. Benjamin said.
According to him, candidates
will soon be requested to
print their e-slip for details
such as date, venue and time
of the examination.
The board noted that candidates, who
are not listed for the supplementary,
would not be communicated with; while
those, whose results are withheld, would
reflect in their profiles, which have been
The board also advised rescheduled
candidates to comport themselves and be
of good behaviour to avoid the
circumstance that earlier necessitated
the cancellation of their previous
“Many of the candidates rescheduled for
this examination enjoy this privilege
because of the board’s principles of
equality and inclusiveness.
“It is better to let 100 offenders go free
than to punish one innocent person.
“The board will enhance its monitoring
of the examination as it would not
compromise its sanctity.”
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN)
recalls that 1.7 million candidates
registered for the 2017 UTME in 633
centres across the country.
The examination was conducted from
May 13 to May 20 but the board
cancelled the results of more than 50,000
It also delisted 48 Computer Based
Testing centres over what was described
as huge and organised malpractices.