Many parents whose children are expected to sit for the Mock Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examination have expressed worry over the late arrival of the slip for the examination.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in reaction to the development has said candidates who have not received notification for its Mock Examination may not have indicated interest at the point of UTME registration.
The Head, Media and Information of the board, Dr Fabian Benjamin, made the clarification in a media chat in which he saidall those who indicated interest for the Mock examination have all been notified.
Out of 1.9 million candidates who registered for the 2019 UTME, which is computer-based, a total of 157,631 indicated interest for the mock as at the close of UTME registration on Feb. 21.
“We have concluded plans for the conduct of this Mock UTME scheduled to hold on April 1.
“Some candidates have been saying they are yet to receive and print their notification slips for this mock examination. I think that has nothing to do with the board because all those who indicated interest to participate have all been notified.
“Again, some of them might have registered late. However, the examination is optional, and I do not think there is any cause to worry,’’ he said.
Meanwhile, printing of notification slip of the main UTME will begin on April 2, while the examination will start from April 11.