- Earlier, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) released the 2022 UTME on Saturday, May 14
- JAMB's head of public affairs and protocol, in a recent interview, disclosed the real reasons why some candidates' results were withheld
- Benjamin added that candidates are to use the same phone number they used during registration for the examination
Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has given reasons why some results of the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) may not be released.
In an interview with The Punch on Monday, May 16, head, public affairs and protocol in JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, listed reasons that could lead to a candidate’s result being withheld.
Reasons why results are withheld
Among the reasons stated by Benjamin are;
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- Breach of procedural processes, and
- Incomplete review of centre.
JAMB tells candidates what to do
He also urged candidates to check their results properly.
“We have released results for this batch. There are many factors that can lead to a result being withheld. It could be as a result of examination malpractice, the candidate’s inability to conduct himself or herself properly, a breach in procedural process or a review of the centre.”
Earlier, JAMB in a bulletin vowed to withhold the results of candidates found guilty of malpractices.
The bulletin read in part:
“About 1.4 million candidates have so far taken the examination across the nation, with some examination towns and centres completing their own allotted number of candidates for the year while the results of sessions already taken will be released to the respective candidates.
“However, the release of these results is with a caveat that after previewing the Closed Circuit Television footage of the conduct of the examination, the result of any candidate found wanting would be withdrawn if it had been released or withheld if not yet released.”
How to check 2022 UTME results - JAMB explains using SMS
Fabian advised candidates to send UTMERESULT in one word to 55019 to have their results checked.
“To check the 2022 UTME result, all a candidate needs to do is to simply send UTMERESULT to 55019 using the same phone number that he or she used for registration.
“The result will be sent as a response to the candidate’s text message. This is the only process of checking the 2022 UTME results for now as the board has not uploaded it on its website for obvious reasons."
JAMB urged candidates to avoid fraudsters
"In addition, candidates are forewarned that they would, as usual, receive all kinds of messages from desperate fraudsters on how to check their results different from the aforementioned one."
JAMB finally announces date for 2022 UTME, direct entry registration
Earlier, JAMB had fixed Saturday, February 12, for the commencement of registration for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and the Direct Entry examination.
Benjamin made the announcement on Monday, January 24.
Man who wrote JAMB exam 8 times graduates from university in style
Meanwhile, Legit.ng previously reported that a Nigerian man who took the JAMB exam 8 times had celebrated graduating from university with a second-class upper.
He said the passing JAMB exam was not the tricky part because the lowest he ever scored was 235.
The young man stated that the trick was gaining admission after passing the Joint Admission Matriculation Board exam. He said he was always rejected for one reason or the other.