The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Tuesday commenced the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination nationwide with minor hitches in some examination centres.
The examination which is expected to end on the 3rd of May, 2023 would be taken by more than 1.6 million candidates over 700 Computer Based Test (CBT) centres across the country.
Nigerian Tribune, visit to some examination centres in Abuja and some states of the Federation indicated that the conduct of the exercise was largely hitch-free and orderly except for some minor hitches in some of the examination centres.
While some candidates commended the Board for the orderly conduct of the examination, some others said they had minor issues with the system they used either that their keyboard malfunctioned and had to be replaced or delay at the start of the examination.
At Global Distance Learning Institute Abuja, the first day of the examination took off smoothly. Nigerian Tribune observed that as early as 6. a.m, the majority of the candidates for the first session of the examination were already on the ground even though the examination started around 8:30. a.m.
A candidate Mercy Ebuka said she was happy with the conduct of the exercise, from the biometric verification to the orderly sitting in the examination hall, noting that it was her first time sitting for UTME. According to her, the questions were not too difficult as she always assume “when people talk of about difficulty in passing JAMB”.