The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says over 1.3m candidates have been able to access their 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results using the result checker code, 55019.
The Board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos.
He was speaking against the backdrop of claims in some quarters that majority of candidates who participated in the 2019 UTME had yet to access their results through the said code.
He also described as untrue, claims by some mischief makers that the N50 charges incurred through the code was going to the board’s account.
“I want to refute all these claims as there is no truth in them. First and foremost, by our records, over 1.3m candidates who sat for this examination have accessed their results using the code for checking the results, which remains 55019.
“Again, let me also state in clear terms that the N50 charged in the process of checking these results does not go to JAMB’s purse but to the various service providers,” Dr. Benjamin stated.
He added by saying that MTN had the highest, with a total of 888,598, followed by Glo, with a total of 190,923 while via the Airtel network, a total of 104,970 candidates have so far accessed their results.
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