JAMB provides details on postponement of 2019 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has provided more details on why it postponed the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) scheduled to begin on February 23.

According to the examination body, the 2019 UTME was postponed due to the rescheduled Presidential and National Assembly elections.

Speaking to newsmen after a meeting on Wednesday where it discussed the timetable for the exercise.

“The elections have been shifted and we are also watching other government programmes. If for any reason they affect our timetable, we will not be averse to shifting. But as it is now, our date stands.”

“If they do elections and there is a need to do a run-off and it enters another week, of course, it will affect our programmes, then we will adjust appropriately.

“Our mock examination was supposed to start this weekend. Now that INEC has shifted the presidential elections to this weekend, certainly mock examination will not take place that day.

“A new date for the mock examination will soon be announced to candidates. But for the examination, the date earlier scheduled stands.

“No date has been picked for the mock. We are still looking at other things.”

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