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JAMB Reschedules UTME for 60,000 Candidates over Glitches

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has rescheduled exams for around 60,000 candidates who are currently registered for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The board also reported that as of the second day of the exam, 947,000 students have sat for it.

Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s head of public affairs, commented on Thursday after supervising the exam with registrar Is-haq Oloyede in Abuja.

According to Fabian, technological difficulties were encountered on day one, but all registered applicants would participate in the exercise.

He stated that 60,000 of the approximately 947,000 applicants who took their tests on the first two days had their exams rescheduled.

He stated that the board has rectified the issues that occurred on the first day in several 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,” the spokesperson said.

“If you have been in the system and been following our exams, you will know that the first day is always turbulent.”

“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 exam 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.”

Benjamin said candidates who were unable to sit for the first day’s exam should continue to check their profiles.

He said they are expected to print their slip as the board reschedules them for the examination.

“If you are to give a pass mark, out of 900,000, you had an issue with 60,000, it is a fair share,” the spokesman added.

The 2023 UTME commenced as scheduled on April 25.

Over 1.5 million registered for the exam which is expected to end on May 3.

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