Minimal hitches mar UTME conduct as exam enters second day


Students participating in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) across Nigeria experienced minimal glitches.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) is responsible for conducting the Unified Postsecondary Matriculation Examination (UTME), which is a prerequisite for admission into postsecondary institutions in Nigeria.

A total of 1.9 million individuals enrolled for this year’s examination, which started on April 19 and will conclude on April 29.


Students who spoke to journalists in Oyo, Enugu, Lagos, and the Federal Capital Territory had varying opinions regarding the conduct of the exams.


Responding to the situation The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that applicants who had technical issues during the current 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) would have their exams rescheduled.


Professor Is-haq Oloyede, the registrar of JAMB, made this statement after overseeing the examination at Kogo-Bwari, Abuja, on Friday, April 19th.

Oloyede urged the affected UTME candidates to remain calm, explaining that it’s possible that some CBT centres won’t meet the necessary standards.


According to him, the technical challenges arise from the varying levels of development in different regions of the country. He urged students to refrain from interfering with others’ writing in the event of any technological difficulties during the exam, since those affected would have the opportunity to complete their exam at a rescheduled date.

By Nnaemeka Odenigbo

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