According to Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, the cost of conducting the mop-up 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination exceeded N100m.
Speaking on Saturday while monitoring the administration of the exam at a few centers in Lagos, Oloyede said that applicants who were unable to take the exam during the main exercise in May for a variety of reasons—most notably due to examination malpractice—had to retake it.
He also mentioned that there were over 42,000 individuals taking the test across five states.
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“Rewriting the examination has cost the board over N100m. The cancellation of the examination in the 10 centres affected, was carried out in the belief that the board is conscious of the fact that no matter how few, there are still some genuine candidates among them.
“After a thorough analysis of the conduct of the 2022 UTME in 10 centres spreads across five states of the federation where examination malpractice was established to have taken place, it became necessary to cancel the results of all candidates who sat for the examination in the affected states.
“Other categories of candidates rescheduled for the mop-up UTME are those with finger print errors, BVN failure and technical issues.”