Some 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidates have appealed to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to release their results.
Reports revealed that the candidates spoke in separate interviews with men of the press about the release of their results. The 2019 UTME commenced on April 11 to 18 with 1.8 million registered candidates.
The examination board has said that it would take its time to properly screen candidates’ results because of the several infractions discovered during the exercise.
Madueke John, a candidate, said that the long wait for the results has held some of the candidates back, while also causing a lot of tension.
“I really don’t know what to expect again, but please, they should just focus on this year’s exercise and release at least parts of the results to reduce the tension,” John stated.
Another candidate, Henrietta Adams, stated that JAMB was, undoubtedly, doing what it deemed best for the country, adding that it would also do a lot of good if some of the results are released.
Mr. Joseph Onimisi, a candidate’s parent, commended the examination board for exposing some of the corruption in the system, but advised that parts of the 2019 UTME results be released too.
The Board had continued to assure the general public that it would release the results of the 2019 UTME as soon as it was done screening the entire results, to cut out those who were involved in one malpractice or the other during the exercise.
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