It was gathered that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said about 62,140 candidates will sit for the supplementary Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination scheduled for Saturday July 1, 2017.
Registrar and Chief Executive of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Is-haq Oloyede, made this known on Wednesday in Abuja.
The JAMB boss, also announced the cancellation of results of 59,698 candidates that sat for the main UTME, saying another 24 CBT centres have been suspended for one year for failing to live up to expectations.
He said the Board has blacklisted 48 Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres over their involvement in extortion and organised examination malpractices during the 2017 UTME.
Those that would sit for the supplementary UTME include the 3,811 candidates who did late registration when the main examination was ongoing and 683 who had biometric-related issues.
According to Prof Oloyede, 1,386 candidates have their results cancelled over examination malpractice, 57,646 results were also affected as a result of centres-induced malpractices while the results of 666 candidates were cancelled due to multiple examinations.
Oloyede said, “Also, that the examination was conducted in 140 examination towns and 642 examination centres which ran 7,359 sessions. Moreover, that we received various reports on cases of examination malpractices.
“Therefore, the meeting approved the following; the commendation of staff of JAMB and other agencies involved in the administration of the examination for exemplary conduct, particularly where monetary inducement was given to centres, and their collaborators were turned over to the board.
“The rescheduling of examinations are for candidates of centres with mass malpractices but who are deemed to be innocent, biometric non-verification machine-related issues, technical and log-out issues, late registration and four lost sessions in three centres.
“We also approved the suspension of 24 computer-based centres for one year due to technical issues. These centres would not participate in the 2018 UTME but they can be considered for 2019 and above.
“We also delisted 48 centres from participating in the board’s examination in the future due to technical deficiencies, extortion, organised examination malpractices, and other damaging infractions. We also approved Saturday, July 1, for the rescheduled examination.