The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) mock examination will now hold on April 9, and not April 16, as earlier scheduled.
According to NAN, the board disclosed the new date in its weekly bulletin on Monday.
JAMB said that the change was due to the realisation that April 16, was an Easter Saturday; a holy Saturday celebrated by Christians to mark the end of the Lent period before Easter Sunday.
The board disclosed that the date for the exercise had also been affected by the shift in date for the registration of the UTME and Direct Entry (DE), which was earlier scheduled for February 12, but later commenced on February 19.
It, however, urged all candidates who registered and would want to sit for the mock exercise to note the change of date and be prepared.
The 2022 UTME registration, which commenced on February 19, is expected to end on March 26, while the main exam has been scheduled by JAMB to hold from May 6 to May 16.
JAMB said that it had made significant progress in the ongoing registration of candidates for the 2022 exercise.