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80,000 candidates sat rescheduled UTME: Official

Mr Benjamin said about 80,000 candidates who could not sit for the 2023 UTME within their scheduled time sat the rescheduled UTME across the country.

• May 6, 2023
A JAMB Computer Based Center (CBT)
A JAMB Computer Based Center (CBT) [Credit: Vanguard News]

At least 80,000 candidates on Saturday sat the rescheduled Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) across the country.

JAMB’s spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, said this while monitoring the exercise on Saturday in Abuja.

Mr Benjamin said about 80,000 candidates who could not sit for the 2023 UTME within their scheduled time sat the rescheduled UTME across the country.

He said candidates affected include those who were verified at their centres but could not sit the examination, those who could not be biometrically verified and those with mismatched data, among others.

Mr Benjamin said the deployment of innovations in the conduct of the exam paid off as the exercise recorded the lowest reported cases of infractions.

“In this year’s UTME, the issue of examination malpractices was reduced to almost zero level,” he said.

Speaking on the results of the rescheduled UTME, Mr Benjamin said the board’s management would analyse the conduct of the exercise after its conclusion and decide.

The Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, who also monitored the examination alongside JAMB registrar, Ishaq Oloyede, expressed satisfaction over the conduct of the rescheduled 2023 UTME.

Mr Adamu, who was at a Computer Based Test (CBT) centre located at Mambilla Barracks, Asokoro, expressed delight over the smooth conduct of the exercise.

“Everything is okay, have you seen any problem? Perhaps they should have a class for the holding room; I think that is the only improvement they will make here,” Mr Adamu said.

JAMB had, on May 2, released the results of candidates who had taken part in the exam, which commenced on April 25.


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