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.