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2019 UTME: Withheld Results Finally Released By JAMB

Candidates. Photo: Daily Post
Candidates. Photo: Daily Post

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Friday has finally released 4,536 Unified Tertiaty Matriculation Examination (UTME) results, which were withheld for allegations of multiple identities of candidates and other infractions.


The examination board said the release of the 4,536 out of a total of 4,760 withheld results followed the decision of a committee set up to examine the multiple facial identities.


JAMB noted that the facial match recognition was carried out by its specialised software and Information Technology experts.


Over 1.8 million candidates had sat for the examination between April 11 and 18, 2019, with the release of 1,792,000 results on the 11th of May, 2019 but on Friday May 31, the Board said it had cleared 4,536 withheld results of infractions.


In a release by the examination board’s Head of Information and Media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, JAMB said, “Following the consideration of the committee on the 4,760 candidates whose results were withheld due to multiple facial matches with different names, the board has released the results of 4,536 absolved of complication.


“The board also released the results of 231 candidates who sat for the examination at the Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Abeokuta, Ogun state. However, the centre has been suspended for acts not acceptable by the board.

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“Out of the number subjected for screening, the board will subject the results of 127 candidates for further physical examination while the results of 97 candidates established to have involved in infractions are withheld,”

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