JAMB has assured candidates with genuine technical issues, including biometric verification failure in the ongoing UTME that their examination sessions would be rescheduled accordingly.

JAMB said the explanation became necessary following several social media posts and inquiries indicating that JAMB won’t reschedule candidates with technical issues during the UTME.

JAMB in a tweet, yesterday, asked such candidates not to worry unnecessarily, assuring them that the challenges have been noted, and opportunities would be provided for them to re-sit the examination.

JAMB, few days to the commencement of the examination, said they have made adequate preparation for the UTME, even though it never ruled out technical glitches that might happen during the examination.

Its spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, in the statement said, “the Board expect a seamless exercise but it has, nevertheless, made adequate provision to tackle any technical glitch that might occur in the course of the examination.

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“If a session experienced any technical challenge, candidates in subsequent sessions would be allowed to sit their examination as scheduled while the candidates in the challenged session would be rescheduled for the last session for the day or the following day or even further depending on the centre schedules.

“So, candidates should take note of this so they will remain calm in the event of any disruption. In this regard, any candidate or parent, who disrupt any subsequent session on account of the failure of his/her session, would be disqualified outright from taking the examination.”

JAMB also advised candidates to jealously guard their personal details, notably, e-mail address, as well as their registration and phone numbers. “This advice is issued against the backdrop of some candidates, who might be enticed into patronising any of those fraudulent websites out there.

“Consequently, the Board informed candidates that if their personal details are found with any of such sites, they would be treated as accomplices and prosecuted.”

JAMB said it has deployed state-of-the-art technologies to check all manners of infractions, collaborations and other unsavoury acts that are at variance with its code of operations.