JAMB reveals why 2018 UTME results were not released on Tuesday

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said it has not released some results of candidates that sat for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), after considering reports of CCTV footages during the conduct of the examination.

In a statement signed by the board’s spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, he noted that the results of 112,331 and those of visually candidates were yet to be released.

Benjamin, however, disclosed that JAMB was screening the results of 111,981 candidates which had been withheld.

“After viewing all CCTV footage during the conduct of the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and considering reports from our supervisors, monitors and other independent Nigerians who took interest in promoting the quality of public examination in Nigeria, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the results of (1,502,978) One Million, Five Hundred and Two thousand, Nine Hundred and Seventy-Eight candidates who sat for the 2018 UTME.

“A total of (1,652,825) One Million, Six Hundred and Fifty-Two Thousand, Eight Hundred and Twenty-Five candidate had indicated interest in the examination by registering for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

“One Hundred and Twelve Thousand, Three Hundred and Thirty-One (112,331) candidates results are yet to be released out of which (350) Three Hundred and Fifty are the results of the blind candidates which would be released soon and (111,981) One Hundred and Eleven Thousand, Nine Hundred and Eighty-One results withheld for further screening.

“The figure above excludes foreign candidates whose examination would be conducted in April,” the statement read.

Post Author: Ada Ezeh

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