The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that it will start releasing the results of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on Tuesday, May 2, 2023. This information was contained in the minutes of an emergency management meeting held in Abuja over the weekend.
The board cited the need to ensure that all necessary screenings were completed, and that the mean and standard deviation were reasonably obtained before releasing the results as the reason for the delay in the release of the results.
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JAMB also announced that it had rescheduled the examination for three categories of candidates who missed their examinations. The board explained that candidates who could not sit for the 2023 UTME within their scheduled time, those who were verified at their centers but could not sit the examination, those who could not be biometrically verified, and those with mismatched data would be rescheduled to take the examination on Saturday, May 6, 2023.
JAMB had earlier rescheduled the conduct of the 2023 UTME from Tuesday, April 25, 2023, to Tuesday, May 2, 2023. The board announced that it would use innovative methods to conduct the exercise to completely arrest incidences of examination infractions.
The board recorded the lowest reported cases of infractions, but some candidates could not sit for the examination on the first day due to human negligence. However, out of the 1,586,765 candidates that indicated an interest in sitting for the examination, only 80,166 are outstanding.