The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has disclosed that 160, 617 candidates wrote the 2021 mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, across the country.
JAMB disclosed that the candidates took the examination on Thursday in 777 centres across the country.
The Board’s Head of Media and Protocol, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said the essence of the mock exam was to test the capacity and suitability of the centres.
Addressing journalists at the end of the exercise in Abuja, Benjamin said the exercise conducted nationwide was hitch-free, except at the Dominion International School, Jabi, Abuja where there was a fire incident and candidates were redirected to other centres.
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He said: “We have over 160,617 candidates sitting for this mock examination in all our CBT centres. We received a report of complaint of capacity and stability of one or two centres.
“Like in Abuja, there is a centre- Dominion International School, Jabi that caught fire during the examinations but everything has been put under control.”
Benjamin assured that JAMB is adequately prepared for the main UTME, which occurs between June 19 and July 3, 2021.
“The exams are going on well and with what we have now, it shows we are good to go for the main examinations coming up June 19,” he said.
The examination, which is aimed at preparing candidates for the actual UTME due to take place between June 19 and July 3, 2021, was administered by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, in all centres nationwide.
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