The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has revealed that a total number of 160, 617 candidates sat for the the 2021 mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in the 777 centres nationwide.
According to the Board’s Head of Media and Protocol, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, the essence of the mock exam was to test the capacity and suitability of the centres.
He said this while addressing the 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.
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.”
He 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.
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