Over 260,000 candidates have sat for the 2024 mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).


The mock, which was administered on Thursday, was held across 793 computer-based test (CBT) centres across the country.

Ishaq Oloyede, the JAMB register, spoke after monitoring the mock exam in some of the centres in Abuja.

Oloyede said the exam was to test the preparedness for the main UTME which will commence April 19.


He revealed that the exam body also conducted a recruitment examination for Nigerian police on Wednesday.

The registrar added that the only few disruptive incidents recorded in the mock UTME in about four centres would be resolved.

“So far, we have about three or four places where they have one issue or the other, but we are trying to get over that,” he said.


“So, it is a good one. Even in those three where there are issues, we will have a way of accommodating them even if they go down completely. But everything is going on well and the reports we have, is that we are very okay.”

Oloyede said 1.98 million candidates registered for the main 2024 UTME out of which over 260,000 took part in the mock exam.

The JAMB boss revealed that the results of the mock UTME will be released either on March 7 or 8.

“We don’t want to turn our mock into another exam. That is why we did not allow more to register for the mock exam,” the registrar said.


“We know we are doing some internal revolution this year of which we were apprehensive of the workability.

“We can now say we have arrived; what we said to ourselves about six, seven years ago, we have been able to achieve it today.”

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