The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has announced 25th April, as the new date for the commencement of the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME.

The board disclosed this in a statement signed by the Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, in Abuja on Sunday, 9th April, 2023.

Dr. Benjamin said the UTME which was earlier scheduled to commence on April 29, 2023, would now start on April 25, 2023.

He also said the board would hold its rescheduled mock on April 18, 2023.

” It would be recalled that JAMB had earlier conducted its 2023 Mock-UTME on Thursday,  March 30 in 725 centers across the country.

“However, the exercise ran into some technical hitches in some centers, thereby denying some candidates the opportunity to sit for the examination.

” The board’s mock examination was designed to test its preparedness and that of its partners for the UTME as well as allow prospective candidates to have hands-on experience of the CBT test environment.

” It is, therefore,  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.

According to him, 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, 2023.

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

He added that the adjustment in the date of the UTME was to accommodate some other major and critical national assignments.

Story: Ralia Adama