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JAMB announces fresh dates for 2023 Mock Exam, UTME

*Nigeria’s Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board also notes the public examination body does not have the liberty of shifting forward its examinations as other public exam agencies are billed to commence their exercises early May 2023

Isola Moses | ConsumerConnect

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 Dr. Fabian Benjamin, Head of Public Affairs and Protocol at JAMB, signed and issued Sunday, April 9, 2023, in Abuja, FCT.

Dr. Benjamin said the UTME which was earlier scheduled to commence April 29, would start April 25 this year.

The Head of Public Affairs and Protocol at JAMB also disclosed the public examinations Board would hold its rescheduled mock-UTME April 18.

He explained: “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.”

Benjamin stated the  JAMB 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.

He further said: “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.”

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, noted he.

Benjamin said the result of the candidates who successfully took the mock examination March 30 had been released.

According to him, the Board had brought forward the conduct of its 2023 UTME, which was earlier scheduled to hold from Saturday, April 29, to Tuesday, April 25.

The adjustment in the date of the UTME, he said, was to accommodate some other major and critical national assignments.

Benjamin assured that 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 said that JAMB would continue to partner with relevant agencies of government to ensure that its candidates got the best.

He, therefore, solicited the understanding of all as the Board delivers on its critical mandate in Nigeria.

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