UTME RESULTS 2019: JAMB finally releases long-awaited results info
The joint and Matriculation Board on Monday April 29, expounded that it would not distribute the results of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination as previously believed. The examination body said the results will be distributed and released within the week. Fabian Benjamin the spokesman of JAMB communicated this in Abuja, emphasising that the results would be officially released anytime during the week.
Following what he said, the suspense created was because the board had not ended the process of the activity. Saying ” we will not release it on Monday and will not release it on Tuesday. What we said was anytime this week, by implication, we are conducting the screening activity this week and results can be distributed anytime during the week.
He further elaborated that the delay in making the results available is due to dishonest practices by some participants in the examination. He made it clear that some candidates took advantage of the innovations introduced by the board and made use of it in an improper way. Therefore making it needful for proper investigation nd screening of the results, this is to make sure that defaulters are apprehended.
The examination body’s spokesman made it known that the board will investigate the reports of biometric verification challenge in some centres during the examination. He said the board will investigate it as soon as it completes the releasing of UTME results to make sure that participants of the examination with genuine biometric issues are not made to pay for the sins of others. According to him candidate captured during registration will correspondingly have his fingerprint captured during examination.
Giving hope to innocent candidates, he said as soon as soon as we complete the distribution of results we will look into it, if there is any candidate with genuine reasons, we will go the needful.
It was also made known to the public from the examination board that the results will be released within a short time owing to when the reports from the 687 Computer Based Test Centres used for the conduct of the examination are reviewed which may be completed either Monday or Tuesday.
JAMB makes it known that it caught someone it portrayed as a “notorious cheat” who registered for the examination for 64 candidates. It was also discovered from the board that not less than 100 defaulters had been seized into custody by security operatives across Nigeria during the just ended UTME. Also that Malaysia was dominant in almost all 36 states of the federation, the federal capital territory inclusive.
The board explained that the apprehension of the defaulters was made possible due to the thorough and mandatory identity checks carried out on candidates, to bring to light professional ghost writers before the results are released.
Two computer based test centres; Heritage and Infinity CBT center and Okwyzil computer Institute comprehensive school Ugwunabo in Abia state had all results of the candidates who wrote the examination from April 11 to April 19 cancelled, due to prevalent irregularities during the examination.
Being considerate to innocent candidates affected by the cancellation, the board revealed that they will transfer all participants who had taken their examination in the two center to other centers where they afterwards wrote their examinations.
According to the board a total of 157,631 candidates wrote the examination in 687 centres in the country.
The board warns vulnerable candidates against fraudsters that are after their money that the results will be officially sent to their email, mobile phones or checked online.