The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has shifted the 2023 Mock UTME earlier scheduled for Thursday, 16th March, 2023, to Thursday, 30th March, 2023.
The Board says the shift was due to Gubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly Elections earlier scheduled to hold on Saturday, 11th March, 2023 but now moved to 18th March, 2023.
The Head, Public Affairs and Protocol of JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin in a statement says candidates, who registered early and indicated their willingness to take the Mock-UTME, would be notified when to print their notification slips, which would contain their centres and other details.
The Mock-UTME is an optional examination introduced by the Board to provide opportunity for candidates to have hands-on experience with the system.
The Exams also afford the Board an opportunity to ascertain its readiness and that of its partners for the main UTME, which is scheduled to hold between 29th April, to 12th May, 2023.
According to the statement, the Board also announced some innovation in this year’s UTME aimed at addressing observed infractions and centre failures.
It says “for instance, 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”.
Dr Benjamin noted that JAMB has made it mandatory that candidates must be notified of their new scheduled session or centre, as the case may be, before they leave their centres.
In addition, no candidate would be allowed to spend less than one hour before submission of responses during the UTME.
Similarly, the innovation would make it impossible for candidates to login after one hour of activation of examination.
He said If for any reason, an examination session is cancelled or cannot hold, candidates are not to panic as they will simply be scheduled for the next available session, which could be that same day.
Such candidates are expected to quietly leave the hall and move to the Holding Area to await further instruction.
Dr Benjamin urged candidates not to leave the examination centre until they have been notified of the day and time of their rescheduled examination.
Dr Benjamin said candidates are to note that any rescheduled examination is strictly meant to accommodate only those whose examination session could not hold on account of one reason or another not for those who were marked LATE or ABSENT for their session. (RN)