The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fixed April 18 as the new date for the 2023 mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).


The board also revised the timetable for its 2023 exam.

JAMB said the UTME, which was earlier scheduled to commence on April 29, would now start on April 25, 2023.

TheCable had reported that the board promised to reschedule its mock test which was held on March 30.


It stated that this is due to some glitches experienced during the examination.

In a statement by Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s spokesperson, the board said on Sunday that candidates who were unable to take the exam will have another chance to do so on April 18.

It added that the results of the candidates who took the mock exam on March 30 have been released.


“In order to give those candidates who were unable to sit the exam owing to no fault of theirs the opportunity to take the exam, [it has] been rescheduled to hold on Tuesday, 18th April 2023,” the board said.

“Similarly, candidates who were present and screened for the examination but could not sit the examination have been rescheduled to retake the mock examination on Tuesday, 18th April 2023.

“In the meantime, the result of the candidates who successfully took the mock examination on 30th of March 2023, has been released.”

Benjamin said the 2023 UTME timetable was revised to accommodate institutions with a stable academic calendar.


He also stated that JAMB is working with relevant government agencies to deliver on its duties.

“The Board has brought forward the conduct of its 2023 UTME which was earlier scheduled to hold from Saturday, 29th April 2023, to Tuesday, 25th April, to Tuesday, 2nd of May 2023,” JAMB’s statement reads.

“The adjustment in the date of the UTME is to accommodate some other major and critical national assignments.

“Yet another factor is the need to accommodate those institutions with a stable academic calendar to resume as scheduled.


“The Board will continue to partner with relevant agencies of government to ensure that its candidates get the best. It, therefore, solicits the understanding of all as it delivers on its critical mandate.”

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