The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has clarified the issues surrounding the change in exam dates for candidates writing the 2020 UTME.
The board in a statement on Thursday by its head of media and information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin noted that not all students are affected by the change of dates as been rumoured in certain quarters.
According to him, JAMB has adjusted the dates of the completion of the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination, saying the exercise would end “in the early days of next week” as against Saturday, April 4, on the schedule.
He, however, noted that only a few candidates in Bayelsa and Rivers State have their exams rescheduled and such candidates have been contacted to reprint their slips.
The JAMB spokesperson noted that the move was to address the public panic over the coronavirus disease which is forcing the government to close down schools and other public places across the country.
To this end, he confirmed that the completion of the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination, has been adjusted to end “in the early days of next week” as against Saturday, April 4, on the schedule.
He said, “The board has not rescheduled its examination as being speculated. All examination will be finishing on Saturday with only few centres in Bayelsa and Rivers who will be writing in the early days of next week.
“The board in its determined efforts to give the candidates the best has adjusted the schedules of the remaining candidates in these two states. We have also contacted the few candidates to reprint their slips.
It’s not a general thing as it is being rumoured.”