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UTME: We’ve not cancelled results, Debunks Rumour on Rescheduling of Ongoing Exams - JAMB

By Bright Olorungbotemi

Joint Admission Board (JAMB) Denies / Dubunks Rumour Trending Online on the Rescheduling of Ongoing 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) from Monday, 23rd March - Saturday, 4th April 2020 to Friday, 20th March and Saturday, 21st March 2020.


The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) via the JAMB Spokesperson Mr. Benjamin Fabian on Thursday, said it did not rescheduled the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME as been rumoured.


This coming against the backdrop of reports making waves on social media that with several States in the country suspending gathering of more than 50 person, the board has rescheduled some of the 2020 UTME for next week.


The rumour reads:
      “All UTME Candidates whose exam were dated between Monday, 23rd March – Saturday, 4th April 2020 should take note that their exam has been rescheduled for Tomorrow, Friday, 20th March and Saturday, 21st March 2020.


“You are expected to reprint your Slip to know your new date. Kindly inform others.”


However, the Spokespersons for the board, Mr. Benjamin Fabian said that, JAMB did not move any examination as scheduled.


“Candidates should disregard the rumour and prepare for their examination as stated,” Fabian added.


In a latest development, The Joint Admission Matriculation Board via their twitter handle has just hinted or disclosed the reasons why most of the candidates received a text from the board on a new examination date.


 Read Tweet Below:
   "This is to bring to the notice of the public that the Board has not rescheduled its examinations as being rumoured around. All examinations would end on Saturday, 21 March 2020 with the few candidates in Bayelsa and Rivers States only who were earlier scheduled to sit the examinations  next week.


 The Board hereby advises candidates in the two states to reprint their slips to note the venue and time of their adjusted examination schedules.


@JAMBHQ
This is to bring to the notice of the public that the Board has not rescheduled its examinations  as being rumoured around. All examinations would end on Saturday, 21 March 2020 with the few candidates  in Bayelsa.


Meanwhile, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has debunked reports in some quarters that it cancelled some results of the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.


Consequently, the examinations body asked candidates to disregard rumours making the rounds that the results had been cancelled.


There have been fears that the examinations body may have  cancelled the results of its examination conducted on Saturday, March 14, Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17, 2020.


JAMB also disclosed that results of the over 450,000 candidates who sat for UTME on Tuesday would be released before noon yesterday.


The fears were compounded by the inability of candidates to access the results on the JAMB’s website where it had directed candidates.


The board’s  Head, Public Affairs,Dr Fabian Benjamin, who reacted to the development in a statement yesterday, explained that candidates were finding it difficult to access results because the results had been relocated from its website.


Rather, it asked candidates to check their results by sending ‘RESULT’ to 55019 and not on the Board’s website any more.


“The results of the first day was placed on the website and some fraudulent individuals were coping and manipulating it to deceive unsuspecting candidates, hence our decision to move it to the mobile platform for candidates to use their unique phone numbers used in registering for the examination to access their results,” JAMB said.


The statement read in full:
    ”JAMB has not cancelled the results of its examination conducted on Saturday, March 14, Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17, 2020.”

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