- Earlier, JAMB disclosed it will release the results of the first batch of candidates who wrote the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on Friday and Saturday
- In a recent report, the board has given an important update regarding the results of the UTME before the final release to candidates
- The examination body however has threatened to withhold the results of candidates caught cheating
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Tuesday, May 10, said the results for its ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) were undergoing a form of scrutiny before being released to candidates.
The examination body confirmed that 1.4 million candidates have so far sat for its 2022 exercise across the country and their results would soon be released.
Candidates caught cheating
JAMB, however, noted that the results of candidates caught cheating on CCTV will be withheld.
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"About 1.4 million candidates have so far taken the examination across the country with some examination towns and centres completing their own allotted number of candidates for the year.
"The results of sessions already taken will be released soon.
"However, the release of these results is with the caveat that after previewing the CCTV footage of the conduct of the examination, the result of any candidate found wanting would be withdrawn If not yet released, such result would be withheld.”
Message to candidates, what is expected of them
JAMB also said that it had no significant concerns as the exercise progressed, adding that the reports coming in from the states established the veracity of the reports earlier received from its centre teams.
It, however, reiterated its zero-tolerance for examination infractions and urged candidates to conduct themselves properly, while following its rules.
Message to CBT centre owners
Similarly, the board warned Computer-Based Tests (CBT) centre owners not to engage in any form of infraction against its operational code that might negatively impact the exercise.
It further urged centre owners to ensure full compliance with extant rules and regulations in their dealings with the board as there would be no hiding place for any wrongdoer.
The 2022 exercise commenced on May 6 and is scheduled to end on May 16.
COVID-19: JAMB releases new advisory for underage UTME candidates, others
In a previous report by Legit.ng, underage candidates who have applied for the UTME and other visitors below 18-years of age will not need to present COVID-19 vaccination cards before gaining access to the examination and facilities belonging to JAMB.
The board's head of media and protocol those below 18-years are free to access their facilities without presenting their vaccination cards.
Benjamin said Nigerians who would need to show their vaccination cards are those covered under the vaccination policy of the NCDC for COVID-19.
What candidates need to do ahead of the 2022 UTME
Meanwhile, JAMB has sent an important message to all the applicants who would be writing the 2022 UTME.
The board said the candidates can create their profiles by sending their National Identity Number (NIN) to 55019 for registration.
JAMB said the board will start the sale of application documents and registration for the 2022 UTME and Direct Entry(DE).