The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has indicated that about 947,000 candidates have successfully written this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) within the last two days.

The tests, to be administered to about 1.6 million candidates between 25 April and 2 May, commenced nationwide on Tuesday.
Head of Public Affairs and Protocol of the Board, Dr Fabian Benjamin made the disclosure after monitoring the ongoing UTME alongside Registrar of JAMB, Professor Is-haq Oloyede and others, on Thursday in Abuja.

Fabian, who gave the assurance that everyone registered for the exam would be given the opportunity to take part in the exercise, said the Board has resolved the technical hitches that was experienced during the exams in some Computer Based Test Centers across the country.

“This is the best exam we have had over a period of time, but I know many will like to contest that because of what happened on Tuesday, but I know if you have been in the system, following our exams, you will know that the first day is always turbulent, as we progress we stabilise and continue the exercise.

“And one assurance we want to give Nigerians, is that every candidate that has registered for this examination will certainly be given the opportunity to take the examination.

“On the first day, there were candidates who were unable to sit for the examination because of technical issues and we have rescheduled those candidates, some of them are taking the exam as we speak and some will also take tomorrow.

“We urge candidates particularly those who could not sit for yesterday’s exercise to continue to check their profile and print their slip as we reschedule them for the examination,” he said.
Benjamin while speaking on when the results of the examination would be released, said the management would announce the results soon.
On the number of candidates that have encountered technical issues in sitting for the examination, he said that about 60,000 candidates were affected but assured that the candidates are being rescheduled for the exam.
Recall that over 1.5 million registered for the 2023 UTME which commenced on April 25th and is expected to end on 3rd May.

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