At least 84,000 candidates took part in the rescheduled mock Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) across the country.
The UTME examination is scheduled to be conducted next week, April 25.
The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, while monitoring the examination in Abuja on Tuesday, expressed delight over the hitch-free exercise.
The mock examination is designed for the purpose of testing JAMB’s preparedness and that of its partners for the UTME.
It is also to give prospective candidates the opportunity to have hands-on experience of the CBT environment.
Oloyede commended the candidates for showing understanding over the board’s decision to reschedule the examination for April 18.
He said the glitches earlier observed in the mock UTME in some centres that prompted it to be rescheduled were a result of deployments of innovations.
He said, “We should also thank the students for bearing with us when we were trial-testing.
“You know we gave a notice that we were moving to a new level and I think by God’s grace, we are now arriving at the next level.
“Those things we wanted to test, we have seen what they were and we went back and made sure everything worked and it is working.
“For example, we have decided that all those with zero-thin clients (computers that have no Central Processing Unit identity but rely on central server and share same IP address) will have to change if they must continue on our network.”