The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, (JAMB), has said about 947,000 candidates sat for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, within the last two days.
The figure was disclosed by JAMB’s spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, after monitoring the ongoing UTME alongside the Registrar of the board, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, on Thursday in Abuja.
Stressing that everybody who registered would be allowed to write the examination, said JAMB has resolved the technical hitches experienced on the first day of UTME in some centres across the country.
In a statement he signed, Benjamin said the 2023 UTME was the best examination conducted “over a period of time.”
UTME: 947,000 Candidates Sat For Exam – JAMB
According to Benjamin: “In the last two days, excluding today, we have examined 947, 000 candidates. Out of the 947,000 candidates we had issues with about 60,000 candidates and these candidates are being rescheduled (for the exam).
“If you are to give a pass mark, out of 900,000, you had issue with 60,000, it is a fair share, but that is not to say even if it is one candidate that is unable to sit for the exam we are not concerned.”
Over 1.5 million candidates registered for the 2023 UTME which commenced on April 25.