JAMB Reports 260,000 Candidates Participated in the 2024 Mock-UTME

1. Introduction:

The 2024 Mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) witnessed a significant turnout, with over 260,000 candidates across the nation participating in the exam. This article delves into the details of the mock exam’s conduct and the preparations for the main UTME.

2. Conduct of the Mock UTME:

The Mock UTME took place across 793 Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres nationwide. The Registrar of JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, personally monitored some of the centres in Abuja and expressed satisfaction with the smooth conduct of the exam.

3. Remarks by JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede:

Professor Oloyede commended the seamless execution of the Mock UTME and highlighted its purpose in assessing candidates’ preparedness for the main UTME, scheduled to commence on April 19, 2024. He also mentioned the successful conduct of a recruitment examination for the Nigerian Police Service.

4. Participation Statistics for the Mock UTME:

Out of the 1.98 million candidates registered for the main 2024 UTME, over 260,000 candidates participated in the mock exam. Professor Oloyede emphasized the importance of limiting mock exam registrations to ensure its primary purpose as a preparatory tool.

5. Preparedness for the Main UTME:

Professor Oloyede reassured stakeholders of JAMB’s readiness for the main UTME, citing internal improvements and advancements made over the years. He expressed confidence in the exam’s smooth conduct and highlighted ongoing efforts to fortify the exam system.

6. Deployment of New Mechanisms for Exam Security:

JAMB plans to deploy new mechanisms to enhance exam security and integrity. These measures aim to safeguard the credibility of the examination process and prevent malpractices.

7. Expected Release of Mock UTME Results:

The results of the Mock UTME are expected to be released either on the same day or the following day after the exam. This timely feedback will provide candidates with valuable insights into their performance and areas for improvement.

8. Role of JAMB’s Situation Room:

JAMB’s Situation Room serves as a vital communication hub during the exam, facilitating real-time interaction between exam centres and JAMB officials. This enables swift resolution of any issues or challenges encountered during the exam.

9. Conclusion:

As the 2024 UTME approaches, JAMB remains committed to ensuring a fair, transparent, and efficient examination process. The successful conduct of the Mock UTME demonstrates JAMB’s dedication to upholding the integrity of the education system and providing candidates with a conducive testing environment.

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