The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has rescheduled the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for candidates who couldn’t take their tests on Tuesday due to technical hitches.
The tests, to be administered to about 1.6 million candidates between 25 April and 2 May, commenced nationwide on Tuesday.
Due to technical hitches recorded in some of the accredited computer-based test centres, JAMB announced a rescheduling of tests for affected candidates.
The examination body urged the affected candidates to re-print their examination slips on Wednesday, 26 April to know their new scheduled venue, date and time.
JAMB’s spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, gave the directive in a statement issued on Tuesday.
The decision, Mr Benjamin said, followed a meeting of the management of the board at the end of Tuesday’s sessions,
“It is to be noted that about 100 centres out of the 708 participating in the 2023 UTME exercise across the country experienced technical challenges that prevented their allotted candidates from successfully taking their examination,” he said.
He said the technical hitches experienced were a result of some innovations deployed by the examination body to “safeguard the sanctity of the examination by checkmating all incidences of examination misconduct being perpetrated and perpetuated by vested interests.”