JAMB: Why mock exam didn’t hold on Saturday
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has postponed the mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), which was scheduled to hold today.
JAMB registrar, Prof Is’haq Oloyede, said in a statement: “Meanwhile, the Mock Examination earlier slated for Saturday, April 8, 2017 has been put on hold.
“This is because the appropriate rehearsal and test-running of the new system has been substantially achieved. The plan was to trial-test the readiness of our facilities and address the challenges that may likely confront the main examination.
“The Mock Examination remains free for willing candidates, even the fee due to the CBT centre Owners are being paid by JAMB. No cost to the candidates
“At this moment, we have realized that the plan to hold this Mock Examination was good for us. We are now in a better position to achieve better than we would have done without this trial testing. This is why the exercise is at no cost to the candidates.
“It is our strong conviction that this exercise is an experience for us. Our systems analysis has revealed interesting findings that will engender a seamless and successful 2017 UTME exercise.”
JAMB has also postponed the UTME exam till May 13 and 20 .