The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has shifted the 2023 Mock-UTME earlier scheduled for Thursday, March 16, 2023, to Thursday, March 30, 2023.
Fabian Benjamin, the spokesman of JAMB, explained that the shift in date was partly due to the change in the date for the gubernatorial and State Houses of Assembly elections holding on March 18, 2023.
The statement, obtained by Oyo News, read that while the Mock-UTME is an optional examination, the main UTME is scheduled to hold between April 29, to May 12, 2023.
“The Board also wants to use this opportunity to announce that this year’s UTME will witness some groundbreaking innovations aimed at addressing observed infractions and centre failures”, it noted.
“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. The Board 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 centre. In addition, no candidate would be allowed to spend less than one hour before the submission of responses during the UTME. Similarly, the new regime would make it impossible for candidates to login after one hour of activation of the examination.
“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. What such candidates are expected to do is to quietly leave the hall and move to the Holding Area to await further instruction.
“Furthermore, they are not to leave the examination centre until they have been notified of the day and time of their rescheduled examination.
“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.”