UTME: JAMB Speaks As Some Candidates Lament Inability to Check Their Results

UTME: JAMB Speaks As Some Candidates Lament Inability to Check Their Results

  • JAMB has criticised the non-utilisation of its redress mechanisms in resolving challenges experienced by some UTME candidates
  • JAMB's boss, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, pointed out that candidates had channels of communication open to them to access needed information
  • Oloyede stated that going forward, JAMB would launch a platform through which UTME candidates would be able to collectively present their complaints

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Bwari, Abuja - Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, the registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has disclosed that the agency had put up 'a seamless system' for the use of candidates to resolve their inability to check their results.

Prof. Oloyede stated that the current system will address not only issues related to the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) but also other matters.

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UTME: JAMB speaks as growing complaints from candidates
Prof. Ishaq Oloyede-led JAMB says it'll continue to ensure every candidate has access to higher education through the provision of a level playing field. Photo credits: @winexviv, @ProfIsaPantami
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This update was given via JAMB's latest bulletin seen by Legit.ng on Monday, July 8.

Legit.ng reports that some candidates complained that they were unable to check their UTME results because their telephone lines went missing.

Speaking when he received a coalition of civil society organisations under the aegis of the West Africa Civil Societies Forum (WACSOF) in his office, Oloyede decried the non-utilisation of JAMB's redress mechanisms in resolving some challenges encountered by candidates.

Consequently, the former University of Ilorin (UNILORIN) vice-chancellor (VC) stated that the most logical step for the candidates to take would be to welcome back the missing SIM considering all transactions with the board were through it.

He, however, pointed out that candidates had other channels of communication open to them to access needed information such as their e-mail and profile.

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JAMB's alternative redress mechanisms

Furthermore, Prof. Oloyede stated that another redress mechanism available to candidates is the ticketing platform through which candidates could open a ticket to register their complaints for immediate action.

He stated that going forward, the board would launch a platform through which candidates with similar problems would be able to collectively table their issues.

The JAMB boss also described the various advisories put out by the board as veritable sources of information concerning registration, examination administration, and result checking, among others.

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Ridwan Adeola (Current Affairs Editor) Ridwan Adeola Yusuf is a Current Affairs Editor at Legit.ng and a certified journalist with over 9 years of experience. He edited Politics Nigeria's articles, was the Acting Editor of AllNews Nigeria and Fact-Checking Researcher (Africa Check). He received his HND in Mass Communication from The Polytechnic Ibadan. He received a Certificate of Achievement (Journalism Clinic’s Fix The Leak masterclass, 2021) and also completed Google News Initiative's Advance digital reporting curriculum. Contact him at ridwan.adeola@corp.legit.ng.