The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fixed a new date for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
JAMB disclosed this in a statement signed by its Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin in Abuja on Sunday.
According to Benjamin, the UTME, earlier scheduled to commence on April 29, would now start on April 25, 2023.
He also said the board would hold its rescheduled mock UTME on April 18, 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.
Benjamin explained that 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 calendars to resume as scheduled,” he added.