For the 2023 UTME, JAMB sets a new date. image: punch
For the 2023 UTME, JAMB sets a new date. image: punch

For the 2023 UTME, JAMB sets a new date.

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For the 2023 UTME, JAMB sets a new date. image: punch
For the 2023 UTME, JAMB sets a new date. image: punch

A new starting date for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations has been announced by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board. The announcement was made in a statement by the Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in Abuja on Sunday. 

The UTME, originally planned for April 29, will now commence on April 25, 2023. Additionally, the board will conduct its rescheduled mock-UTME on April 18, 2023.

JAMB has already conducted its 2023 Mock-UTME on March 30 in 725 centers throughout the country. Unfortunately, the exercise faced some technical challenges in certain centers, preventing some candidates from taking the exam.

 The board had organized the mock examination to test its readiness and that of its partners for the upcoming UTME. Additionally, the mock exam was intended to provide potential candidates with a hands-on experience of the CBT test environment.

Dr. Fabian Benjamin stated that the rescheduling of the mock examination for Tuesday, April 18, is to provide a chance for candidates who were unable to sit for the exam, despite it being no fault of their own. He clarified that candidates who had been screened for the examination but were unable to take it would be given another opportunity to retake the mock exam on April 18.

Dr. Fabian Benjamin has confirmed that the results of the Mock-UTME taken on March 30 have been released. He also mentioned that the board has brought forward the date for the 2023 UTME from April 29 to April 25, which was done to accommodate other essential national tasks.

He explained that by making this adjustment, the board aims to ensure that no individual is deprived of the opportunity to fulfill their civic duties. Additionally, he noted that the board cannot postpone its exams further, as other public exams are slated to begin in early May 2023.

Dr. Fabian Benjamin further explained that another reason for bringing forward the date of the UTME was to accommodate educational institutions that have a stable academic calendar and to ensure they can resume their activities as planned. He assured that the board would continue to collaborate with relevant government agencies to provide the best possible services to its candidates.

In conclusion, he appealed for everyone’s understanding as the board works to fulfill its crucial responsibilities.

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