A new date for the start of the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exams has been announced by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) (UTME).
In a statement released in Abuja on Sunday and signed by Dr. Fabian Benjamin, the board made this disclosure.
According to Benjamin, the UTME, which was originally planned to begin on April 29, will now begin on April 25, 2023.
He added that the board’s rescheduled mock UTME would take place on April 18, 2023.
It should be remembered that on Thursday, March 30, 725 centers nationwide hosted the JAMB 2023 Mock-UTME.
Unfortunately, several centers experienced technical difficulties during the exercise, which prevented some candidates from taking the test.
The board’s mock exam was created to assess the readiness of the board and its partners for the UTME and to provide potential candidates with a chance to practice in a CBT test environment.
The mock exam had been moved to take place on Tuesday, April 18, he said, “so as to offer those applicants, who were unable to sit for the examination owing to no fault of theirs, the opportunity to take the examination.”
He stated that candidates who were present and screened for the test but were unable to sit for it was given a new opportunity to retake the practice test on April 18.
Benjamin, therefore, said the result of the candidates who successfully took the mock examination on March 30, had been released.
He added that the board has moved up the administration of the 2023 UTME, which was formerly planned to take place from Saturday, April 29, to Tuesday, April 25.
According to him, the change in the UTME’s date was made to provide room for some other significant and important national duties.
The board expects that by doing this, no citizen would be prevented from carrying out their civic duties.
It should be noted that the board is not free to move its exam up because other public exams are scheduled to start their exercises in the first half of May 2023.
The requirement to allow those universities with reliable academic calendars to resume as planned is another factor, he continued.
He said that in order to ensure that its candidates received the best, the board would continue to collaborate with pertinent governmental agencies.
According to him, the board asked for everyone’s understanding while it carried out its crucial job.