Stepping on toes

1.6 million candidates to sit for 2023 UTME

The 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) commenced on Tuesday, April 25, 2023, and 1.6 million candidates are expected to sit for the examination according to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

The candidates are expected to write the exams across over 700 centres spread across the country.

So far, the exams commenced with little or no technical hitches in Computer Based Centres in Abuja and its environs. Fabian Benjamin, JAMB spokespeeson informed that all was set for the start of the examination and JAMB has put in all measures to ensure smooth conduct of the examination.

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The Board has also announced that it is postponing the continuation of its Direct Entry registration until the 2023 UTME and the national census exercise would have ended.

The registration was scheduled to close on April 20, but was extended by one week, to May 6.

The board explained that the postponement was to accommodate the conduct of the UTME billed to start on April 25 and end on May 3; while the national census is scheduled to start on May 3 and end on May 5.

It said candidates desiring to register for the DE exercise should ensure obtain their DE ePINs from designated vending outlets on or before April 30 when ePIN vending would be closed.