•Rescheduled mock for April 18
The 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will now hold between April 25 and May 2, while the rescheduled optional mock will hold on April 18.
The examination was earlier scheduled to hold from April 29.
The Board announced the change in dates in a statement yesterday, issued by Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Fabian Benjamin.
According to the statement, the adjustment in the date was to accommodate some other major and critical national assignments.
The statement reads: “The board has brought forward the conduct of its 2023 UTME, it will now between April 25 and May 2. The adjustment is to accommodate some other major and critical national assignments. By so doing, the board hopes that no citizen would be denied the opportunity of exercising their civic responsibilities.
“It should be noted that the board does not have the liberty of shifting forward its examination as other public examinations are billed to begin their exercises in the early part of May. Yet, another factor is the need to accommodate those institutions with a stable academic calendar to resume as scheduled.
“The board will continue to partner with relevant agencies of government to ensure that its candidates get the best. It, therefore, solicits the understanding of all as it delivers on its critical mandate.
“Recall that the a mock UTME was conducted on March 30 in 725 centres across the country. However, the exercise ran into some technical hitches in some centres, thereby denying some candidates the opportunity to sit the examination.
“Therefore, the mock examination has been rescheduled for April 18 to give candidates who were unable to sit the examination the opportunity to d so.
“In the meantime, results of those who took the March 30 mock exam has been released.”