The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fixed a new date for the commencement of the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME).
The board disclosed this in a statement signed by its Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in Abuja on Sunday.
Benjamin said the UTME which was earlier scheduled to commence on 29 April, would now start on 25 April, 2023.
He also said the board would hold its rescheduled mock-UTME on 18 April, 2023.
”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,” he said.
He said candidates who were present and screened for the examination but could not sit for it had been rescheduled to retake the mock examination on April 18.
Benjamin, therefore, said the result of the candidates who successfully took the mock examination on 30 March, had been released.
He also said the board had brought forward the conduct of its 2023 UTME which was earlier scheduled to hold from Saturday, 29 April, to Tuesday, 25 April.
He said the adjustment in the date of the UTME was to accommodate some other major and critical national assignments.
”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.
He said the board would continue to partner with relevant agencies of government to ensure that its candidates got the best.
He said the board also solicited the understanding of all as it delivered on its critical mandate.