JAMB Postpones 2023 Mock UTME, Gives Fresh Directives to Candidates
- There will be no mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced
- This development was made known on Monday, March via a statement issued by JAMB spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin
- As contained in the statement, the essence of the postponement was due to the forthcoming gubernatorial polls slated for Saturday, March 18
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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the postponement of its 2023 mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
As reported by the Punch newspaper, the mock UTME has been rescheduled for Thursday, March 30, instead of its initial date of Thursday, March 16.
The examination body, in a statement, revealed that the shift in the schedule of the mock UTME was due to the rescheduling of the 2023 gubernatorial polls by the Independent National Electoral Commission (INEC).
The statement according to Vanguard reads:
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“Candidates, who registered early and indicated their willingness to take the Mock-UTME, would be notified as to when to print their Mock-UTME notification slip, which would contain their centres and other details”.
In the statement issued by the JAMB spokesman Fabian Benjamin, the mock UTME is an optional examination introduced by the board to help give candidates a grasp of what they are to expect at the actual test.
The mock-UTME also helps them properly navigate the computer-based skill in answering questions.
“The Board also wants to use this opportunity to announce that this year’s UTME would witness some groundbreaking innovations aimed at addressing observed infractions and centre failures.
“For instance, in the new regime, if there is a delay of up to one hour before the commencement of a particular session, that session stands cancelled and would be rescheduled along with the candidates.
“By the same token, no examination can be started one hour after the scheduled commencement time. The session will be scheduled for any vacant or available slot.”
ICPC Re-Arrests Former JAMB Boss While on Trial for Alleged N5bn Fraud
In another development, Legit.ng earlier reported that Professor Dibu Ojerinde, the embattled former registrar of JAMB, has been re-arrested by the ICPC.
Prof Ojerinde is currently battling an 18-count charge at the Federal High Court over an alleged N5bn fraud.
While making his way out of the courtroom, operatives of the ICPC nabbed and took him away.