The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has finally released the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination results of 1,792,719 candidates out of 1,886,508 that sat for the examination.
The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, while announcing the results in Abuja on Saturday said that 34,120 results were withheld, including the results of 15,145 candidates which were being further clarified as ‘identical twins and siblings.’
“A total of 1,826,839 sat for the UTME. Today, we are releasing the results of 1,792,719 candidates. Some 34,120 results are being withheld, including the results of 15,145 candidates being further clarified as identical twins and siblings,” Oloyede stated.
According to the examination board, the UTME, which was conducted between April 11 and 17, 2019 across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja was painstaking and also described it as a success story.
Prof. Oloyede also disclosed that 116 examination centres had been blacklisted, including a Computer-Based Test centre in Akokwa in Delta state which bribed exam officers with N1.7 million.
“We have recovered the payment voucher and the concerned staff are being investigated, but they claimed that they receive the bribe because their lives were in danger,” the Registrar stated.
He noted that the exams recorded multiple registrations, pointing out that a candidate, for instance, registered 23 times for the examination.
He directed candidates to send ‘RESULT’ to the short code, 55019, on their handset, adding that they did not need to patronize cyber cafes to check their results.
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