UTME: JAMB Apologises Over Glitch, Says Affected Candidates Will Get Another Chance


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says all candidates who could not partake in the UTME on the first day of the exercise over technical issues have been fixed for another date.

This year’s UTME commenced on Tuesday across the country but some candidates lamented their inability to partake in the exercise over difficulties.

In a statement by Fabian Benjamin, its spokesperson, the board said the decision to reschedule the exam for the affected candidates was taken at its management meeting held after the day’s exercise.

“Following the announcement, candidates, who for technical reasons could not take the examination, are to print a new examination notification early tomorrow morning, Wednesday, 26th April, 2023, to know their new scheduled sessions,” the statement reads.

“It is to be noted that about 100 centres out of the 708 centres participating in the 2023 UTME exercise across the country, experienced technical challenges that prevented their allotted candidates from successfully taking their examination.”

UTME: JAMB Apologises Over Glitch, Says Affected Candidates Will Get Another Chance

Fabian said the board “regretted any inconveniences experienced by candidates and their parents”.

He added that the challenges encountered were on account of some novel features deployed by the board to safeguard the sanctity of the examination by checkmating all incidences of misconduct being perpetrated and perpetuated by vested interests.

The board said its technical team has been working round the clock to ensure that Wednesday’s exercise is devoid of any hitch.

JAMB assured Nigerians that “no candidate would be denied the right of taking his/her examination because, in case of any challenges experienced, such a candidate would be rescheduled to take the examination in the next available date and space”.