The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has announced a new date for the commencement of the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)

This was contained in a statement signed by JAMB’s Head of Public Affairs and Protocol ( AD/PAP), Dr Fabian Benjamin on Sunday in Abuja.

This was even as the Board announce the rescheduling of mock UTME slated to hold on April 18, 2023, for candidates who were unable to sit for the optional examination, adding that the results of candidates who were able to sit for the mock examination on 30th March 2023 have been released.

The Board also solicited understanding in the delivery of its mandate, adding that it would continue to partner with relevant agencies of government to ensure its candidates get the best.

The statement reads: “It would be recalled that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) had earlier conducted its 2023 Mock-UTME on Thursday, 30th March 2023, in 725 centres across the country.

” However, the exercise ran into some technical hitches in some centres thereby denying some candidates the opportunity to sit the examination.

“The Board’s mock examination was designed for the purpose of testing its preparedness and that of its partners for the UTME as well as give prospective candidates the opportunity to have hands-on experience of the CBT test environment.

“It is, therefore, in order to give those candidates, who were unable to sit 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,18th April 2023.

“Similarly, candidates who were present and screened for the examination but could not sit for the examination have been rescheduled to retake the mock examination on Tuesday, 18th April 2023.

“In the meantime, the result of the candidates who successfully took the mock examination on 30th March 2023, has been released.

“Also, the Board has brought forward the conduct of its 2023 UTME which was earlier scheduled to hold from Saturday, 29th April 2023, to Tuesday, 25th April, to Tuesday, 2nd May 2023.

“The adjustment in the date of the UTME is to accommodate some other major and critical national assignments. By so doing, the Board hopes that no citizen would be denied the opportunity of exercising their civic responsibilities.

“It should be noted that the Board does not have the liberty of shifting forward its examination as other public examinations are billed to commence their exercises in the early part of May 2023. Yet another factor is the need to accommodate those institutions with stable academic calendars to resume as scheduled.”