UTME 2021: JAMB opens up on mass failure


UTME 2021: JAMB opens up on mass failure: The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), yesterday, stated that the mass failure recorded in the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) was as a result of candidates’ ill-preparedness.

This is coming against the claim by some candidates that Some candidates that they were given the wrong syllabus.

The Guardian reports that, JAMB Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, Fabian Benjamin, in a statement said:

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“The truth of the matter is that all Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) questions are based on texts prescribed for the UTME in its syllabus. The Board ordinarily would not have reacted to the half-truth being peddled by some disgruntled candidates, who were ill-prepared for the examination and who, true to all expectations, performed below the expectations of their guardians, that the Board had based its questions on the wrong syllabus.”

He stated that the Board made the syllabus available on three platforms to ensure its accessibility to all candidates.

The platforms are the Board’s Integrated Brochure and Syllabus System (IBASS); the CD, which was given to candidates after completion of registration; and the link https://www.ibass.jamb.gov.ng. as provided with the candidates’ profile code.


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