The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (2021 JAMB) says it’s not true that it fixed another exam for candidates who scored low in the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) as been rumored around .
According to(News Agency of Nigeria) NAN, Fabian Benjamin, the board’s head of media and protocol, addressed the what it describe as fake news making the rounds in some quarters in Lagos on Wednesday.
Benjamin noted that almost all results of candidates that sat for this year’s UTME have been released.
He added that at no point did 2021 JAMB announce that candidates who scored below 170 in the ongoing exercise should come for a resit on July 3 so the news is all fake.
“No examination has been fixed for any category of candidates. The attention of the board was drawn to a Twitter message credited to it (JAMB) that it had fixed another examination for candidates who scored lower than 170 in its examination and should come for a re-sit on July 3,” he said.
It also comes hours after JAMB had quashed claims by some UTME candidates that the board’s syllabus was responsible for the mass failure recorded in the exercise.
JAMB has started releasing results for this year’s UTME, which commenced on June 19. The exam is expected to end by July 3.