THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has postponed its mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) previously scheduled for March 16.
The review body, however, set the new date for March 30. This was contained in a statement from the council’s head of public affairs and protocol, Fabian Benjamin.
“The Mock-UTME 2023 originally scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2023 has been postponed to Thursday, March 30, 2023,” he said.
Mr. Benjamin said the postponement is partly due to the postponement of gubernatorial and state House of Assembly elections currently being held on Saturday, March 18.
“Candidates, who registered early and indicated their willingness to take the Mock-UTME, would be notified when to print their Mock-UTME notification slip, which would contain their centers and other details,” he said. he adds.
UTME 2023 registration closed on February 22 after a one-week extension.
By the end of the E-pin sale on February 20, JAMB Registrar Ishaq Oloyede said 1.6 million applicants had registered.
Mr. Oloyede added that the board has introduced new innovations in the UTME 2023 to address some observed infractions and failings of the center.
If there is a delay of up to an hour before the start of a particular session, he said the session will be canceled and rescheduled for candidates.
“Similarly, no exam can start one hour after the scheduled start time. The session will be scheduled for any vacant or available slot.
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“The Council has made it mandatory that candidates be informed of their new session or new center, as the case may be, before leaving their center.
“Additionally, no candidate would be allowed to spend less than an hour before submitting their answers during the UTME. Likewise, the new regime would make it impossible for candidates to log in after an hour of exam activation.
The statement adds that when a session is canceled or cannot take place, the exam will be rescheduled to another session which may take place on the same day.
“Also, they should not leave the exam center until they have been informed of the day and time of their rescheduled exam,” he said.
“Candidates should note that any rescheduled exams are strictly intended to accommodate only those whose exams session could not take place for one reason or another and not for those who were marked late or absent for their session. .”
Qosim Suleiman is a journalist at Premium Times in partnership with Report for the World, which pairs local newsrooms with talented emerging journalists to cover under-reported issues around the world.
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