Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) yesterday (Tuesday) said the 2019 mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) would hold on Saturday, March 23 2019.

Head, Public Affairs of JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said in a statement that candidates were expected to print their mock examination Notification Slips from Wednesday, March 6, 2019.

He also noted that the board will use the mock exercise to ascertain the readiness of its system and to appraise the candidates’ preparedness for the main examination.

In his words; “The JAMB has slated March 23 for the conduct of the 2019 Mock exercise. Candidates are by this information urged to begin the printing of their Mock Examination Notification Slip from March 6.

“The Mock examination was introduced in 2017 to give candidates the opportunity to familarise themselves with the conduct of the 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 for candidates without a mouse to use the computer with ease.

“The board also uses the mock exercise to ascertain the readiness of its system and to appraise the candidates’ preparedness for the main examination. This clarification becomes necessary because of insinuations from some quarters that marks from the mock examination will be added to scores obtained in the main examination. We enjoin all candidates to jealously guard all their details pertaining to the 2019 UTME/Direct Entry.”

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