No Biometric, No Mop-Up UTME – JAMB Insists

No Biometric, No Mop-Up UTME – JAMB Insists

The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) applicants who are not biometrically validated will no longer take mop-up exams, according to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

Revealing this in the exam board’s Weekly Bulletin on Monday, the examination body explained that the action became necessary to tighten the noose around exam malpractices.

It said, “The board has decided that the era whereby some candidates will present themselves at the examination venue and claim difficulty to be biometrically verified and expect the system to allow them to sit for the examination is gone for good.

“It will be recalled that the board, out of magnanimity has allowed such candidates to be rescheduled for the mop-up UTME introduced in 2017.

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“However, the board has of late, realised the futility of such an arrangement after assessing the process and its impact on the entire examination value chain.

“Consequently, the management of the board has regrettably resolved that all candidates must be verified to sit for their examination as there will be no more mop-ups UTME for whatever reason.

“To cater for the few that may have genuine cases of inability to be captured, such candidates are to clearly indicate such difficulty from the point of registration.

“This is so that they can be assigned to a centre situated within the National headquarters of the board for close monitoring,” it said.

The bulletin noted that the measure was not only to sanitise the examination process but also to ensure that the hard-earned reputation of the board was not impugned. (NAN)