No fewer than 176,408 candidates were examined in the 2023 mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Thursday, nationwide.
The mock UTME which was earlier slated for Thursday, March 16, 2023, was shifted to Thursday, March 30, 2023 because of change in the date for the governorship and state house of assembly elections earlier scheduled to hold on Saturday, March 11, 2023, but was moved to March 18, 2023.
The spokesperson for JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, explained that the mock UTME was an optional examination introduced by the Board to provide the opportunity for candidates to have hands-on experience with the system as well as afford the Board an opportunity to ascertain its readiness and that of its partners for the main UTME, which is scheduled to hold between April 29, to May 12, 2023.
Benjamin also announced that this year’s UTME would witness some groundbreaking innovations aimed at addressing observed infractions and centre failures.
He noted for instance that in the new regime, if there was a delay up to one hour before the commencement of a particular session, that session would be cancelled and rescheduled.
He disclosed that a total of 176,408 candidates registered to sit for the 2023 mock UTME.
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