2022 UTME: JAMB reschedules mock examination

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said it has registered 236, 206 candidates within the first eight days of the commencement of the registration for the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and the Direct Entry (DE) programme.

This is as the examination body has rescheduled the mock examination earlier scheduled to hold on April 16 for April 9.

According to the examination body, the record is a huge improvement when compared to its experience in 2021 when it said only 102,221 candidates were successfully registered within the same period.

The examination body, which made the claim in the latest edition of its weekly magazine that was released on Monday, noted that the new development is an indication that its partnership with the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) on the mandatory use of the National Identity Numbers (NIN) by prospective candidates, is yielding the desired results.

JAMB said unlike in 2019 when it had to abruptly suspend the mandatory use of NIN by candidates due to complaints, the reintroduction of the policy in 2020, it said, has helped to significantly curb examination malpractices.

“The partnership between the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the National Identity Management Commission (NIMC) is yielding desired results as the process which, by all indications, was deemed impracticable in 2019 and had to be shelved, was reintroduced in 2020 with little hitches, but has become seamless in all ramifications in 2021 and now improved in 2022,” the examination body said.

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