Adamu Adamu, minister of education, has expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the rescheduled 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).


About 80,000 candidates took part in the exercise held across the country on Saturday.

Adamu monitored the exercise in Abuja alongside Ishaq Oloyede, registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

“I am very happy with what I have seen. The (temporary) holding room (for candidates), and the arrangement in where they are taking the examination, I think everything is in order,” he said.


Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s spokesperson, said the exercise featured candidates who were verified at their centres but could not sit for the examination.

He said others include candidates who could not be biometrically verified and those with mismatched data.

Benjamin said the deployment of innovations in the conduct of the exam paid off as the exercise recorded the lowest reported cases of infractions.


“In this year’s UTME, issue of examination malpractices was reduced to almost zero level,” he said.

On when the results of the rescheduled UTME would be released, Fabian said the board’s management will analyse the conduct of the exercise before taking a decision.

The board released the results of the UTME — between April 25 and May 3 — on Tuesday.

A total of 1,586,765 candidates registered for this year’s UTME.


TheCable Lifestyle earlier examined the plights of candidates who participated in the exam.

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