The results of applicants who have already took the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will be made public on May 2 according to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
Therefore, JAMB requested that all candidates who have already taken the exam check their results on or before Thursday, May 4.
Its spokesman, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in a statement, on Monday, explained that the on or before Thursday, May 4. was deliberately delayed to ensure that all necessary screening is concluded, besides ensuring that the mean and standard deviation are reasonably obtained before releasing the results.
According to JAMB, several applicants who encountered difficulties that prevented them from fully participating in the process had their exams postponed for Saturday, May 6, 2023, under tight supervision.
According to JAMB, the impacted applicants are those who were validated at their examination centers but were unable to take the test, those whose biometric information could not be verified, and those whose data did not match.
Others are all candidates who were supposed to take the exam at the Beautiful Beginning CBT Centre in Apo, Abuja, but failed to do so because the JAMB released the wrong address, causing some candidates to fail the test.
“It should be noted that the name of the centre which is Beautiful Beginning CBT Centre, Apo, Abuja, featured “Gwagwalada” instead of “Apo” hence misleading the candidates,” JAMB explained.
Other affected candidates are those whose exams were rescheduled for Thursday, April 27, 2023, but they didn’t find out until late on Thursday night, missing the exam.
Despite repeated reminders from JAMB that the UTME was never a school-based exercise, JAMB acknowledged that some candidates were unable to receive the notification because their schools retained their channels for receiving messages, such as their SIM cards, e-mail addresses, and profile numbers.
Also rescheduled are candidates whose centres could not carry their full capacity of 250 and, as such, had to be batched with some of the centres taking 150 candidates rather than the 250 allotted to them per session.
“Some of the remaining candidates in the batched sessions have also been rescheduled and have taken the examination, but some are yet to do so,” JAMB said.
JAMB asked applicants to print their notification slips by Thursday, May 4–5, 2023, in order to be aware of the date, time, and location of their examination.
“Candidates would be grouped in a central location within their respective States to sit the examination, hence the need to print the notification slips so as to make sufficient arrangements to sit the examination,” JAMB stated.