Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has shifted the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) mock examination form Thursday, March 16 to Thursday, March 30.
The Head, Public Affairs and Protocol of the Board, Dr Fabian Benjamin disclosed this to newsmen in Abuja on Monday. He said that the postponement of governorship elections from March 11 to March 18 has necessitated an adjustment to the date of the mock examination.
According to him, “Candidates who registered early and indicated their willingness to take the Mock-UTME would be notified as to when to print their Mock-UTME notification slips, which would contain their centres and other details.
“The Mock-UTME is an optional examination introduced by JAMB to provide opportunity for candidates to have hands-on experience with the system.
“It also affords JAMB an opportunity to ascertain its readiness and that of its partners for the main UTME scheduled to hold between April 29 and May 12, 2023.”
The board also used the opportunity to announce that the 2023 UTME would witness some ground-breaking innovations to address observed infractions and centre failures.
“For instance, in the new regime, if there is a delay of up to one hour before the commencement of a particular session, that session stands cancelled and would be rescheduled along with the candidates,’’ he said.
Benjamin added that by the same token no examination would be started one hour after the scheduled commencement time as the session would be scheduled for any vacant or available slot.