80,000 candidates sit for rescheduled UTME

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On Saturday, over 80,000 candidates took the rescheduled Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) across the country.

Dr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, stated this while monitoring the examination on Saturday in Abuja.

According to Benjamin, approximately 80,000 candidates who were unable to sit for the 2023 UTME on time due to no fault of their own sat for the rescheduled UTME across the country.

Candidates affected, according to him, include those who were verified at their centres but were unable to take the exam, those who could not be biometrically verified, and those with mismatched data, among others.

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Benjamin stated that the use of innovations in the exam’s administration paid off because the exercise had the fewest reported cases of infractions.

“Examination malpractices were almost non-existent in this year’s UTME,” he said.

In response to the rescheduled UTME results, Benjamin stated that the board’s management would analyse the exercise’s conduct after it concluded and make a decision.

Malam Adamu Adamu, Minister of Education, who also monitored the examination alongside JAMB Registrar Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the rescheduled 2023 UTME.

Adamu, who was at a Computer Based Test (CBT) centre in Mambila Barracks, Asokoro, expressed delight at how smoothly the exercise was carried out.

“I’m very pleased with what I’ve seen. “The (temporary) holding room (for candidates) and the examination arrangements are in order,” Adamu said.

The Minister, who stated that no negative incidents occurred during the administration of the UTME at the CBT centre, advocated for a temporary holding area for candidates awaiting the exam’s scheduled time.

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“Everything is fine; have you noticed any problems?” “Perhaps they should have a holding room class; I believe that is the only improvement they will make here,” Adamu suggested.

According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), JAMB released the results of candidates who took part in the exam, which began on April 25, on May 2.

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