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Over 80,000 Candidates Sit for 2023 UTME Rescheduled Exam Across Nigeria



JAMB Explains Process For Checking 2024 UTME Result

Over 80,000 candidates who missed their scheduled Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in April 2023 due to no fault of theirs sat for the rescheduled examination across Nigeria.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, expressed his satisfaction with the conduct of the exam which took place today 6th of May, 2023, News About Nigeria reports.

The Minister, alongside the registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Professor Ishaq Oloyede, monitored the exam at the Computer Based Test Centre located in Mambilla Barracks, Asokoro, Abuja.

In a statement to journalists, Adamu said he was delighted with the smooth conduct of the exercise, stating that “everything is in order.”

JAMB’s Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, who spoke to journalists at the venue, said that the deployment of innovations in the conduct of the exam paid off bountifully as the exercise recorded the lowest reported cases of infractions.

He reported that the issue of examination malpractice was reduced to almost zero levels in this year’s UTME.

According to Benjamin, the candidates who were affected included those who were verified at their centers but could not sit the examination, those who could not be biometrically verified, and those with mismatched data.

The board’s management will analyze the conduct of the exercise after its conclusion before it will make a decision on when the results of the rescheduled UTME will be released.

The results of candidates who had earlier taken part in the exam, which commenced on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, were released on Tuesday by the board. A total of 1,586,765 candidates had registered for the 2023 UTME.

The successful conduct of the rescheduled UTME is a welcome development for the candidates who missed their initial opportunity to sit for the exam and for the education sector as a whole.