The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has assured candidates that the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results would be released on the 29th of April, 2019.
Dr. Fabian Benjamin, the examination Board’s Head of Media and Publicity disclosed this yesterday in an interview with pressmen in Bwari. He said that the screening of results would soon be over and the results released.
“We are still screening but hopefully, anytime next week, the results will be ready,” Dr. Benjamin stated.
Speaking also on the Board’s readiness to screen results of UTME candidates from 2009 to 2019, Dr. Benjamin said this would begin after the release of the 2019 UTME results.
He said the process would identify those involved in multiple registrations through biometric capturing and also address group registration by some elite schools, who end up mixing candidate’s data.
“Normally, results are expected to be out within twenty-four to forty-eight hours as obtained in previous examinations held in 2017 and 2018. However, the Board does not want this to be business as usual.
“Hence the programmed delay, which is part of its deliberate effort to properly scrutinize, identify and address all forms of examination malpractice.
“The board will continue to act decisively with regards to any irregularity discovered even after results are released.
“However, the board has made it a point of duty to screen all activities at all centres via CCTV recordings, to ensure that it does not release results of compromised examinations,” he stated.
The 2019 UTME was conducted from April 11 to April 18, 2019 and over 1.8 million candidates registered for it.