The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has said that 245,753 candidates out of the registered 1,652,795 candidates will sit the mock Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination scheduled for Monday, February 26.
JAMB’s spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, in a statement released on Sunday, said that a total of 1,966,918 candidate profiles were generated for the main UTME, which would hold nationwide between March 9 and 17.
Benjamin said the mock examination would commence as planned, despite the ongoing strike by members of the Non-Academic Staff Union of universities.
He said, “The board has concluded arrangements for the conduct of the mock UTME, slated for Monday, February 26. This is irrespective of the ongoing strike embarked upon by members of non-academic unions of federal universities nationwide.
“We are still hopeful that an amicable resolution of the crisis would be reached before the date of the examination. The unions are our critical stakeholders and their absence would be felt if the issues were not resolved before the exams day.
“Candidates will soon be informed on when to print notifications for the mock examination and in addition, notifications will be sent through electronic mails and text messages.”