The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, on Monday, said all candidates who were not able to sit the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, due to technical glitches at their various centres have been rescheduled to take their papers on Saturday, 6th May, 2023.
It thereby noted that candidates who are qualified to benefit from the rescheduling include “those who were verified at their centres but could not sit the examination, those who could not be biometrically verified,” and those whose data did not correspond with that of the board’s database.
JAMB made the disclosure in a press statement by its Head of Media and Publicity, Fabian Benjamin on Monday.
The statement attributed the technical problems encountered which led to the inability of some candidates to sit their examinations on the first day of the 2023 UTME to “human negligence.”
It, therefore, said 80,166 candidates out of the 1,586,765 candidates that registered for 2023 UTME have yet to sit the examination.
The release stated, “On the first day of the 2023 UTME, a number of candidates in some centres could not sit the examination as well as in some centres in subsequent days due to diverse reasons. Though a reasonable number of them have been rescheduled and have taken the examination, some are yet to take their examination.”
It continues, “As part of the decisions reached at the end of an emergency management meeting held on Sunday, 30th April, 2023, the Board has fixed Saturday, 6th May, 2023, for all categories of candidates who have not sat their examination, as listed below, to take their examination.”
In a similar development, the board has announced that it would release the results of the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination on Tuesday, May 2, noting that the management intentionally delayed the release of the results to enable them have ample time to carry out proper screenings.
JAMB, however, said candidates who experienced technical issues while sit their examinations may not see their results but would be notified of their rescheduled examinations.