Board has said 62,140 candidates will rewrite the Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examination after their centres were found to have engaged
at a briefing, noted that a total of 59,698 UTME results were also
cancelled by the board based on examination malpractices.
wrote in centres, which were fraudulent; 1,386 candidates were caught
cheating, while 666 candidates did multiple registrations.
to rewrite the UTME. This group would be joined by 3,811 candidates, who
did late registration and 683 who had biometric-related issues, to make
a total of 62,140 candidates.
examiners for the 2017 UTME and other major stakeholders, and arrived at
the following decisions. One, we approved the cancellation (of the
results) of 1,386 candidates found culpable of examination malpractices,
and the results of 666 who did multiple registrations.
involved in malpractices across centres. Hence, we have rescheduled the
UTME for those candidates and others who have biometric and other
technical issues. We also approved Saturday, July 1, for the rescheduled
examination. The board has, moreover, suspended 24 Computer-Based Test
centres for one year due to technical issues. These centres would not
participate in the 2018 UTME.”
participating in the board’s examination in the future due to their
engaging in organised examination malpractices.
agencies involved in the UTME for their integrity, particularly where
monetary inducement was given to them by some CBT centres,” Oloyede added.