2022 UTME: JAMB Changes Mock Exams Date To April 9

By Damilare Adeleye
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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has shifted its earlier scheduled 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) mock examination to April 9 contrary to its initial April 16.

This development was contained in the board's Weekly Bulletin released on Monday.

The examination body explained that the change was expedient having realised that April 16, earlier scheduled, was an Easter Saturday; a holy Saturday, celebrated by Christians to mark the end of the Lent period before Easter Sunday.

Jamb further acknowledged that the date for the exercise had been affected also by the shift in date for the registration of the UTME and Direct Entry (DE), which was earlier scheduled for Feb.12, but later started on Feb.19.

While advising all registered candidates who aim to sit for the mock exercise to be aware the change of date, JAMB also urged them to be prepared for the test.

In the same vein, UTME has been approved by JAMB to hold from May 6 to May 16.

The board also revealed how it had made significant progress in the ongoing registration of candidates for the 2022 exercise.

The board said over 236,000 candidates, as of February 26, eight days after the commencement of the registration on February 19 have been successfully registered by the board.

While comparing the figures with its 2021 exercise, it said that it registered only 102,221 candidates within same period of eight days in the 2021 exercise.