The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has announced that Tuesday, 18th April, 2023, will be the date for the rescheduled 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) mock examination.
JAMB also announced that it has brought forward the conduct of its 2023 UTME, which was earlier scheduled to hold from Saturday, 29th April, 2023. It will now hold Tuesday, 25th April, to Tuesday, 2nd May, 2023.
In a statement by Dr Fabian Benjamin, the Head, Public Affairs and Protocol of the board, JAMB said the adjustment in the date of the UTME is to accommodate some other major and critical national assignments.
It would be recalled that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) had earlier conducted its 2023 Mock-UTME on Thursday, 30th March, 2023, 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 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.
The statement read in part, “It is, therefore, in order to give those candidates, who were unable to sit 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, 18th April, 2023.
“In the meantime, the result of the candidates who successfully took the mock examination on 30th March, 2023, has been released.
“Also, the Board has brought forward the conduct of its 2023 UTME which was earlier scheduled to hold from Saturday, 29th April, 2023, to Tuesday, 25th April, to Tuesday, 2nd May, 2023.
“The adjustment in the date of the UTME is to accommodate some other major and critical national assignments. By doing so, the Board hopes that no citizen would 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 a stable academic calendar to resume as scheduled.
“The Board will continue to partner with relevant agencies of government to ensure that its candidates get the best. It, therefore, solicits the understanding of all as it delivers on its critical mandate.”