- JAMB has dismissed reports claiming the ongoing 2020 UTME has been rescheduled
- The board said the examinations are going on and will conclude on Saturday, March 21
- JAMB, however, noted that the exams have been rescheduled in Bayelsa and Rivers states only
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has dismissed reports claiming it has rescheduled the ongoing 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
In a thread of tweets on Thursday, March 19, via its official Twitter handle, @JAMBHQ, the examination board said it has not rescheduled the examinations.
It added that all examinations will end on Saturday, March 21, with the exception of few candidates from two states, Bayelsa and Rivers states.
According to JAMB, few candidates from the two states had earlier been scheduled to sit the examinations next week.
The board advised candidates from the two states to reprint their slips to note the venue and time of their adjusted examination schedules.
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that JAMB had released another batch of results of about 450, 312 candidates that sat for the UTME on Tuesday, March 17.
JAMB’s head of media and information, Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this on Wednesday, March 18, in a statement.
The board added that the results will be released as examinations are taken by the candidates.
Also, JAMB dismissed rumours in some quarters that results of its 2020 UTME held on Saturday, March 14 and on Monday, March 16, had been cancelled.
JAMB in a tweet via its official Twitter handle on March 18, advised candidates to disregard rumours making the rounds that the results have been cancelled.
Benjamin said such rumours were the handiwork of fraudsters and should be disregarded, describing the rumour as wicked, malicious and misleading.
In another report, amid the ongoing warning strike embarked upon by ASUU, the union on Tuesday, March 17, said it has reached a concrete agreement with the federal government.
This was disclosed by ASUU president Biodun Ogunyemi after a closed-door reconciliatory meeting at the Ministry of Labour and Employment in Abuja.
Ogunyemi spoke to reporters after the meeting ended at about 11pm on Tuesday.
The ASUU president speaking on the outcome of the meeting said they had some fruitful discussions.
He went on to note that the last time discussions were held there was an improvement. He added that now they have concrete proposals to take back to ASUU members and will get back to the government.
“We want to assure all Nigerians that we are concern on going back to our work like every other person, because we know that is where we find happiness, we are not happy outside our classrooms, our laboratories and our libraries.
"So, in view of this we will do our best to ensure that all concerns have the maximum benefits from this action because it is of national interest. If academics do not defend the universities who will defend the academics," he said.
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