The Joint Admission and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has rescheduled the Printing of Unified tertiary matriculations examinations (UTME) earlier scheduled to begin on April 2.
JAMB’s head of media and publicity, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in an interview with newsmen, said the decision to shift the date to Thursday, April 4 became necessary after 14 computer-based tests centres were suspended on Monday, as a result of infractions during the boards conduct of mock examinations and attack on two of the board’s official.
He said, “ the suspension caused some distortion in the initial arrangement and the board will have to relocate candidates who were scheduled to write in the affected centres to other suitable centres.”
“We all know that the essence of the conducts of mock examinations was see how prepared the candidates are and to ensure that the centres adhere to rules and regulations of the board”
“ in order to ensure that no centre fails during the exercise, we immediately conducted a meeting after yesterday’s exercise, identified structural problems and made adjustments immediately” he added.