The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced a new date for the commencement of the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
In a statement issued on Sunday by the Head of Public Affairs and Protocol of JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said the UTME which was earlier scheduled to commence on 29th April will now start on 25th April, 2023.
The statement obtained by our correspondent in Abuja also said that JAMB would hold its rescheduled mock UTME on 18th April 2023.
He added that the board had brought forward the conduct of its 2023 UTME to Tuesday, April 25 as against the earlier schedule of Saturday, April 29, 2023.
He said the adjustment in the date of the UTME was to accommodate some other major and critical national assignments
According to the statement: “The Board has brought forward the conduct of its 2023 UTME which was earlier scheduled to hold from Saturday, 29th April 2023- Tuesday, 25th April, to Tuesday, 2nd May, 2023.
”By so doing, the board hopes that no citizen will 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 calendar to resume as scheduled,” he added.
The statement further stressed that the board would continue to partner with relevant agencies of government to ensure that its candidates got the best.
The board also solicited the understanding of all as it delivers on its critical mandate.
Recall 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 glitches in some centres thereby denying some candidates the opportunity to sit for the examination.”