JAMB says candidates who could not write the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Exam (UTME) within their allotted time and date due to no error of theirs have been rescheduled for May 6.


Candidates under these categories are predominantly those who were verified at their centres but could not sit the examination, those who could not be biometrically verified, and those with mismatched data.

JAMB commenced its 2023 UTME on April 25 and was expected to have ended the examination by May 3.

The board had said it would reschedule the exam of over 60,000 candidates affected by various glitches on day 1.


But on Monday, Fabian Benjamin, the board’s head of public affairs, said the number of outstanding candidates has now risen to 80,166.

“Out of the 1,586,765 candidates that indicated an interest in sitting the examination, only 80,166 are now outstanding,” he said.

“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 on 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.

“As part of the decisions reached at the end of an emergency management meeting held on 31st April 2023, the board has fixed Saturday, 6th May 2023, for all categories of candidates who have not sat their examination.”

Also listed for the rescheduled exams date are all candidates who were meant to sit the 2023 UTME at the Beautiful Beginning CBT Centre, Apo in Abuja but missed their exam due to JAMB’s error in listing the address of the place.

It includes those who had been rescheduled for April 27 but received their notification at night on the same day or did not receive it at all and candidates posted to exam centres with reduced intake capacity.


Those in these categories, JAMB said, are to print their slips on or before May 5 to know the exam time and venue.

JAMB said it would be releasing the results of candidates who have taken the examination so far on May 2, 2023.

It said it had delayed the release to ensure that all necessary screening is concluded.

“All candidates who sat the exam are urged to check their results on or before 8th May 2023,” the board added.


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