By Rose Oladele
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has fixed Saturday, March 23, for the 2019 Mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.
The mock examination was earlier scheduled to hold on February 23, but the exam body was forced to postpone the exercise because of the rescheduled presidential and National Assembly elections.
JAMB added that it rescheduled the 2019 UTME which was supposed to start from March 16 to April 16 for the registered candidates
Head of Public Affairs of the board, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said candidates can start printing of their Mock Examination Notification slips from March 6.
He explained that the scores of the mock examination would not be added to the actual UTME, as the exercise was solely to “ascertain the readiness of the system and to appraise the candidates’ preparedness for the main examination.”
He said: “The mock examination was introduced in 2017 to give candidates the opportunity to familiarise themselves with the conduct of a Computer-Based Test, particularly, candidates who are not conversant with the use of computers.
“The board will not want candidates to be at a disadvantaged position, hence the introduction of mock examination and other processes that would help the candidates during the examination. The board equally introduced nine keys without a mouse for candidates to use the computer with ease.