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UPDATE: 947,000 Candidates Sat For UTME Exam – JAMB

In the last two days, over 947,000 students sat for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, or UTME, according to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, or JAMB.

The number was revealed by JAMB’s spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, after he and the board’s registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, observed the ongoing UTME on Thursday in Abuja.

The JAMB has fixed the technological issues that several centers nationwide had on the first day of the UTME, the organization stressed, adding that everyone who enrolled would be permitted to write the exam.

JAMB Registers 1.1 Million UTME Candidates

The 2023 UTME, according to Benjamin, was the best test ever administered “over a period of time.”


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.


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