The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has announced a new date for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) mock examination.
According to a statement by the board, the mock exam will now hold on Tuesday, 18th April 2023.
Furthermore, the board has brought forward the dates for the 2023 UTME, which was previously scheduled to commence on Saturday, 29th April 2023. The exams will now hold from Tuesday, 25th April, to Tuesday, 2nd May 2023.
The change in date is to accommodate some other major and critical national assignments.
The 2023 UTME mock exam was earlier conducted on Thursday, 30th March 2023, in 725 centres across the country. However, technical issues were encountered in some centres, and some candidates were unable to participate.
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The mock examination was designed to test the preparedness of the board and its partners for the UTME and to give prospective candidates the opportunity to experience the computer-based test (CBT) environment.
Prospective candidates are advised to continue their preparations for the upcoming examinations and adhere strictly to all COVID-19 protocols during the examination period.
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.”
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