Over 80,000 candidates took the rescheduled 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) without any negative incidents, according to the Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu.
The minister made this announcement while overseeing the exam at the Computer Based Test (CBT) center located in Mambilla Barracks, Asokoro, Abuja, alongside Professor Ishaq Oloyede, the registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).
Adamu expressed satisfaction with the smooth conduct of the exam. Dr. Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, revealed in an interview that the rescheduled UTME was taken by approximately 80,000 candidates who were unable to take the exam within their scheduled time through no fault of their own.
This included candidates who were unable to sit for the exam despite being verified, those who could not be biometrically verified, and those with mismatched data.
Dr. Benjamin highlighted that the use of innovative measures during the exam resulted in the lowest number of reported cases of infractions.