The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has rescheduled exams for about 60,000 candidates of its ongoing 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).


The board also revealed that 947,000 candidates have so far sat for this year’s examination as of its second day.

Fabian Benjamin, the head of public affairs at JAMB, spoke on Thursday after monitoring the exam alongside Is-haq Oloyede, the registrar, in Abuja.

Fabian said technical glitches were experienced on day one but all registered candidates will take part in the exercise.


He said of about 947,000 candidates who sat for their exams on the first two days, 60,000 were rescheduled.

He said the board has resolved the glitches that were experienced on the first day in some centres across the country.

“This is the best exam we have had over a period of time. But I know many will like to contest that because of what happened on Tuesday,” the spokesperson said.


“If you have been in the system and been following our exams, you will know that the first day is always turbulent.”

“One assurance we want to give Nigerians is that every candidate that has registered for this examination will certainly be given the opportunity to take the examination.

” On the first day, there were candidates who were unable to sit for the exam because of technical issues and we have rescheduled those candidates, some of them are taking the exam as we speak and some will also take tomorrow.”

Benjamin said candidates who were unable to sit for the first day’s exam should continue to check their profiles.


He said they are expected to print their slip as the board reschedules them for the examination.

“If you are to give a pass mark, out of 900,000, you had an issue with 60,000, it is a fair share,” the spokesman added.

The 2023 UTME commenced as scheduled on April 25.

Over 1.5 million registered for the exam which is expected to end on May 3.


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