- The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has warned candidates of the just concluded UTME to disregard misleading reports about the results of the examination
- JAMB says it will reach out to candidates through their telephones as as soon as all the results are ratified
- The examination was conducted nationwide from Thursday, April 11 to Wednesday, April 17
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said it would reach out to candidates through their telephones as as soon as all the results of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination were ratified.
The board’s head, media and information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lagos on Sunday, April 21.
Legit.ng gathers that Benjamin stated that candidates should not be carried away by what he described as rumours and misleading information in some sections of the media, especially the social media.
The 2019 UTME was conducted nationwide from Thursday, April 11 to Wednesday, April 17.
Over 1.8 million candidates registered for the examination.
He said: “The board want to distance itself from such rumours about releasing the results of candidates of the just concluded UTME and steps to check these results as being speculated.
“Candidates should disregard this information as it is not true. It is not emanating from the board.
“No results have been released yet. Yes the results are all ready, but we are yet to release them because they are still being ratified.
“The board is carrying out all the checks and balances regarding these results by way of viewing the CCTV camera as well as attend to all findings brought before it while the examination lasted.
“The release of the result will be publicised as soon as we are through with all the board has set out to achieve. We will let the public know.
“Candidates should not bother themselves going to any cyber cafe to check any result. Our result check has been standardised. We will forward the results to the respective telephone numbers of those candidates who are deserving of it."
He said that the board was intensifying efforts to ensure that results of deserving candidates were released by next week.
Benjamin further explained that it was not also true that the board was deducting some marks from candidates with proven cases of examination malpractice.
According to him, once the board establishes evidence of any form of examination malpractice, it will cancel outrightly, the result of such candidate rather than deduct marks.
Benjamin said: “If we establish any case of infraction or examination malpractise being carried out in any centre too, such centre is shut down and the entire results of candidates who wrote in that centre from the commencement of the examination, which is Aprill 11 to the end will automatically be cancelled.
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“Such affected candidates are rescheduled immediately for the examination in another centre as was the case in some centres in Abia."
Legit.ng previously reported that as the the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) ended on Wednesday, April 17, an invigilator identified as Eniolaoluwa narrated her experience as an invigilator in the just concluded examination.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) began the examination across the country on Thursday, April 11 and concluded it on Wednesday, April 17.
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