The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has postponed the mock examination of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) scheduled to start from Saturday because of the Presidential and National Assembly elections.
The JAMB’s Head of Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said that the board could also announce a new date for the UTME if the elections were not concluded on the 9th of March, 2019 when the governorship and the state House of Assembly polls will hold.
He added that a new date for the mock examination would be announced later.
“We have fixed a date for our examination. They have shifted the elections and we are also looking at the elections. If for any reason they affect our examination, we will certainly change. But if they don’t affect our examination, we will let it be.
“If there is need for run-offs and the elections enter another week, of course it will affect our programs. Our mock examination was supposed to start last weekend. Now that INEC has shifted the presidential election to this weekend, certainly the mock examination will not take place that day.
“A new date for the mock examination will soon be announced. But for the examination proper, the date earlier scheduled stands. No date has been picked for the mock. We are still looking at other things,” Benjamin stated.
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