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UTME 2020: JAMB News Roundup For Wednesday, Mar. 25th, 2020

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UTME 2020: JAMB News Roundup For Wednesday, Mar. 25th, 2020

Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top JAMB news headlines for today Wednesday, March 25, 2020.

Below is a roundup of top stories on the 2020 UTME examination and result…

Coronavirus: JAMB Suspends Services Nationwide

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Tuesday suspended services requiring physical contacts in its offices and centres nationwide for two – week because of the spread of Covid-19.

The board also suspended all services requiring biometric verification indefinitely.

The statement reads: “This is to inform all candidates and members of the general public that, in line with professional advice of government on safety of all persons in relation to the Covid -19 pandemic, the board has temporarily suspended all activities requiring physical contacts in its offices and centres nationwide.

“All services requiring biometric verification are suspended till further notice.

“This situation will be reviewed regularly and as soon as the circumstance permits, all suspended services would be resolved without delay.

“Meanwhile, the board has upgraded its ticketing online services which are available to attend to enquiries, complaints and to handle some services.”

JAMB Arrests 149 Candidates For UTME Malpractices

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has released information about 149 candidates arrested for malpractices during the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The malpractices committed includes attempt to cheat, forceful entrance, tampering with examination documents, examination by proxy, smuggling of mobile phones into the examination halls among others.

According to the board Imo, Anambra and Enugu States top the list with 26, 12 and 12 candidates respectively, the other states on the list include; Abia, Adamawa, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara, Ondo, Oyo, and Osun.

UTME 2020 Ends As JAMB Conducts Exam For Physically Challenged Candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Sunday concluded the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Apart from some regular candidates who were rescheduled to sit the examination in Bayelsa State on Sunday, a total of 354 physically challenged candidates also took part across 12 centres, which are located in Lagos, Ondo, Ekiti, Oyo, Kano, Enugu, and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.

UTME 2020: JAMB Issues Fresh Directive To Candidates, Adjusts Date For End Of Exam

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.




Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.