The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) announced on Monday that the release of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Board (UTME) results would begin on Tuesday, May 2, 2023.
In the minutes of an emergency management meeting held over the weekend in Abuja, the Board stated that the delay in releasing the UTME results was to ensure that all necessary screenings were completed.
“On Tuesday, May 2, 2023, the Board will release the results of candidates who have taken the examination thus far.”
“The Board postponed the release to ensure that all necessary screenings were completed, as well as that the mean and standard deviation were reasonably obtained before releasing these results.”
“When candidates check their results on Tuesday, May 2nd, 2023, those who sat the examination but had challenges without being aware of such, will not see their results but will instead see their notification for rescheduled examination,” it stated.
Similarly, the examination body noted that mop-ups were rescheduled for three categories of candidates who missed their exams.
“All candidates who were unable to sit the 2023 UTME within the allotted time due to no fault of their own will be rescheduled to take the examination on Saturday, May 6, 2023.”
“Candidates in this category are primarily those who were verified at their centres but were unable to take the examination; those who were unable to be biometrically verified; and those with mismatched data.”
“This has been achieved to a large extent because the exercise recorded the fewest reported cases of infractions, but with equally emerging challenges due to human negligence, which resulted in some candidates being unable to sit the examination on the first day.” Despite this, only 80,166 of the 1,586,765 candidates who expressed an interest in taking the exam are still waiting.
“On the first day of the 2023 UTME, a number of candidates in some centres, as well as in some centres on subsequent days, were unable to sit the examination for various reasons.” Though a significant number of them have been rescheduled and have taken the examination, some have yet to do so.
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“As part of the decisions reached at the end of an emergency management meeting held on Sunday, 31st April 2023, the Board has fixed Saturday, 6th May 2023, for all categories of candidates, as listed below, who have not sat their examination, to take their examination,” it added.