By Kunle Adedoyin
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the results of its 2019 Mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination conducted on April 1.
Dr. Fabian Benjamin, JAMB’s Head, Media and Information, who disclosed to News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Tuesday in Lagos, said a total of 157,631 candidates sat for the examination in 698 centres across the country.
“We have just released the results of the mock examination taken on Monday, April 1, nationwide.
“Candidates should only use the outcome of the results to prepare harder for the main UTME, scheduled to commence on April 11.
“They should also note that the results are not for the purpose of admission or matriculation consideration.
“Candidates are now free to visit our website for their results, using their registration numbers,” Benjamin said.
Meanwhile, the mock UTME conducted by JAMB on Monday recorded low turnout across the country, with many of the scheduled persons to sit the examination staying away from the centres.
The low turnout might not be unconnected to the shift in the dates earlier scheduled for the test, due to the general elections. JAMB had announced shift in the mock test twice between February and March.
Also, many candidates who turned up but did not have the mandatory N700 required as service fee payable to private CBT centres.
The situation was the same across Kwara, Kano, among others, where members of the civil society and media observed the conduct of the examination as well as the ad-hoc staff of JAMB.