About 176,408 candidates on Thursday across the country, sat for the 2023 Mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (Mock-UTME) conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB)
In some of the Computer Based Test (CBT) centres in Abuja, the exercise witnessed some hitches as some candidates were unable to sit for the examination.
These candidates according to the Head, Public Affairs and Protocol JAMB Dr Fabian Benjamin would be rescheduled to sit the examination at a date to be announced later at no cost to them.
Dr Benjamin said the Board would look at all issues thrown up by the mock exercise and act accordingly for a better and enhanced exercise.
The introduction of the Mock-UTME by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board was aimed at providing the Board with the opportunity to assess innovations that would be used for the main examination as well as allow candidates to have hands-on experiences on the CBT environment.
The exercise, which was introduced over six years ago, has availed the Board a unique opportunity to trial innovations that have significantly improved on the Board’s ability to deliver world-class assessment exercise.
It would be recalled that before the conduct of the 2023 exercise, the Board had, in a statement, disclosed that it would be introducing some new measures that had never been used before and would want to use the opportunity of the mock exercise to assess their functionality.
Dr Benjamin apologised to all candidates for any inconvenience they might have experienced on account of the innovations.
He said it was development process aimed at enhancing the Board’s efforts at improving the quality, security and sanctity of its services and as well as using same to herald the next phase of its transformational agenda.
Writing by Daniel Adejo