The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has rescheduled the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination for candidates in 100 centres due to technical challenges experienced on Tuesday.
The board made the announcement in a statement on Tuesday night in Abuja by the Head, Public Affairs and Protocol, Fabian Benjamin.
The PUNCH reports that 1.6 million candidates across over 700 are expected to take the examination.
The statement read: “Following the announcement, candidates, who for technical reasons could not take the examination, are to print a new examination notification early tomorrow morning, Wednesday, 26th April, 2023, to know their new scheduled sessions.
“It is to be noted that about 100 centres out of the 708 centres participating in the 2023 UTME exercise across the country, experienced technical challenges that prevented their allotted candidates from successfully taking their examination.”
According to the statement, the board reiterated its determination to deploy world-class assessments in line with global best practices to deliver quality assessments and regretted any inconveniences experienced by candidates and their parents.
The statement further restated that the series of challenges encountered was on account of some novel features deployed by the board to safeguard the sanctity of the examination by checkmating all incidences of examination misconduct being perpetrated and perpetuated by vested interests.