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JAMB releases 2023 mock-UTME results

JAMB releases 2023 mock-UTME results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the results of the rescheduled Mock-Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) which was held on Tuesday, April 18, 2023.

The mock examination was introduced by the Board to test the preparedness of its facilities as well as give candidates the opportunity to have hands-on experience in the Computer-Based Test (CBT) environment.

The Board had earlier conducted the mock examination on Thursday, March 30, 2023.

However, some candidates could not sit for the earlier mock examination on account of technical challenges occasioned by new features being tried out by the Board. Only 84,000 candidates sat for the rescheduled examination in 387 centres across the country.

The board, while announcing the release of the results in a statement on Wednesday said that it would not shy away from taking much-needed steps aimed at transforming the conduct of public examinations in Nigeria.

“With the successful conduct of the mock examination, it became crystal clear that all the challenges encountered which had led to the rescheduled mock examination were necessary experiences that would serve to make the system even better as the Board has now consolidated the software and is ready to give Nigerians the best.

“Consequently, the results of the examination have since been released by the Board”, the statement read.

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The board also stressed that the prompt release of results for the mock examination would not be replicated during the upcoming UTME scheduled to commence on 25th April 2023.

As such, the Board stated that for the main UTME, the results would not be released piecemeal but holistically as the entire results of the entire eight-day exercise would be collated before they would be released to candidates.

It is to be noted that the Board embarked on the screening of results to ensure that any UTME results obtained by any candidate are not a product of infractions and other unwholesome practices. This measure ensures that the Board would not have to release any particular result and then recall the same on account of the established cases of malpractice.

“In the same vein, assessing the entire results enables the Board to obtain the overall standard deviation and the mean of the performance of all the candidates who sat the examination. By doing this, the Board is able to aggregate the general performance of all candidates who sat the examination and factor same into the national education planning template”, the statement added.