The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) confirms that about 947,000 candidates sat for the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) within the last two days.
The JAMBs spokesman Fabian Benjamin, made the confirmation after monitoring the ongoing UTME alongside the Registrar of the Board, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, on Thursday in Abuja.
He said that everybody who registered would be allowed to write the examination, as the JAMB has resolved the technical hitches experienced on the first of day of UTME in some centres across the country.
Benjamin said the 2023 UTME was the best examination conducted “over a period of time.”
According to him, “In the last two days, excluding today, we have examined 947, 000 candidates. Out of the 947,000 candidates we had issues with about 60,000 candidates and these candidates are being rescheduled (for the exam).
“If you are to give a pass mark, out of 900,000, you had issue with 60,000, it is a fair share, but that is not to say even if it is one candidate that is unable to sit for the exam we are not concerned.”
Over 1.5 million candidates registered for the 2023 UTME which commenced on April 25.