The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced a new date for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME). The UTME was initially scheduled to commence on April 29, 2023, but the board has rescheduled it to April 25, 2023. This announcement was made by the board’s spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, on Sunday, April 9, 2023.
The rescheduling of the UTME was necessary due to technical issues that prevented some candidates from taking the initial mock exam. The board has also rescheduled the mock UTME to April 18, 2023. The UTME is an important examination that determines the eligibility of candidates for admission into tertiary institutions in Nigeria. Therefore, the rescheduling of the exam has generated significant interest among stakeholders in the education sector.
JAMB Fixes New Date for 2023 UTME
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced a new date for the commencement of the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME). The board disclosed that the UTME which was earlier scheduled to commence on April 29, would now start on April 25, 2023. This new date was announced on April 9, 2023, and the board also said that it would hold its rescheduled mock-UTME on April 18, 2023.
Reasons for the New Date
The board announced that the new date was necessitated by some unforeseen circumstances. According to Dr Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, the new date was fixed to allow candidates to have more time to prepare for the examination. The board also stated that the new date was in response to requests from candidates, parents, and other stakeholders in the education sector.
Implications for Candidates
The new date has significant implications for candidates who have registered for the 2023 UTME. Candidates who had already made travel arrangements or had other commitments scheduled for the earlier date will have to make new arrangements. The change in the date also means that candidates will have more time to prepare for the examination, which could be an advantage or disadvantage depending on how they use the extra time.
Preparation Tips for Candidates
Candidates who are preparing for the 2023 UTME should take advantage of the extra time to prepare adequately for the examination. They should use the time to revise their notes, practice past questions, and take mock tests.
Candidates should also ensure that they have all the necessary materials such as writing materials, identification cards, and other requirements for the examination. It is also important that candidates get enough rest and eat well before the examination to ensure that they are in the right frame of mind to write the examination.