A new date for the beginning of the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) has been announced by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
Dr Fabian Benjamin, the Head of Public Affairs and Protocol made the announcement in a statement issued in Abuja on Sunday.
According to the board, the UTME previously scheduled to commence on April 29, will now start on April 25, 2023. Additionally, the board has rescheduled its mock UTME to take place on April 18, 2023.
Statement on New Date for UTME
”It would be recalled that JAMB had earlier conducted its 2023 Mock-UTME on Thursday, March 30 in 725 centres across the country.
” However, the exercise ran into some technical hitches in some centres, thereby denying some candidates the opportunity to sit for the examination.
” The board’s mock examination was designed for the purpose of testing its preparedness and that of its partners for the UTME as well as give prospective candidates the opportunity to have hands-on experience of the CBT test environment.
”It is, therefore, in order to give those candidates, who were unable to sit for the examination owing to no fault of theirs, the opportunity to take the examination that the mock examination had been rescheduled to hold on Tuesday, April 18.”
According to Dr Fabian Benjamin, candidates who underwent screening for the examination but were unable to take it will now take the mock examination on April 18.
Benjamin also confirmed that the results of candidates who participated in the mock examination on March 30 have been released.
”By so doing, the board hopes that no citizen will be denied the opportunity of exercising their civic responsibilities.
” It should be noted that the board does not have the liberty of shifting forward its examination as other public examinations are billed to commence their exercises in the early part of May 2023.
“Yet another factor is the need to accommodate those institutions with stable academic calendar to resume as scheduled,” he added.