JAMB seizes 80,000 UTME results, releases 1.6m others


The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) on Wednesday released the results of about 1.6 million candidates, who sat for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Prof Is-haq Oloyede, the Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB)

Prof Is-haq Oloyede, the Registrar, Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB)

Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, the Registrar of JAMB, who disclosed this at a press briefing in Abuja added that the results of 112,331 candidates were yet to be released.

According to him, the candidates’ results were withheld for various reasons, especially suspected examination malpractices.

He also said there were about 3, 811 candidates who registered late for the examination with findings revealing that more than half of then had earlier registered.

Oloyede noted that the results were released within the 24 hours of each examination in compliance with their promise to deliver the results in a timely manner.

He said: “So far, we have released 1,606,901 results leaving us with a balance of 80,889 and out of which we have deliberately withheld 76,123 because of examination malpractices.

“Let me say that we released the results within 24 hours but if it is left for me I would have withheld the result until we clear all outstanding issues.”

According to him, the results were released to prove to those who doubt their capacity that it could be done within 24 hours.
“However, I want to announce to you ahead of time that if I am in charge by next year, I will not release the results immediately until all the issues are resolved,” he stressed.

Speaking further, the JAMB boss said they would ensure that all candidates whose results were withheld after verifications are released before the next academic session.

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Oloyede lamented the widespread examination malpractices across the country aided by parents, teachers and Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres.

He disclosed that some of the CBT centres exploited the candidates by deliberately distorting their data so that they can come back to pay extra money for corrections.

JAMB also disclosed of connivance between parents, teachers and managers of the CBT centres to engage in cheating.

Oloyede noted: “As at today, 640 candidates out of over 1.7 million candidates could not do their biometric verification and we told you what happened about registration distortion by these registration centres.

In Abuja, a principal collected N8,000 each from his students to perfect their registration but did not obtain their biometrics.

To this end, Oloyede has threatened to severe cooperation with over 600 CBT centres across the country, most of which are privately owned.

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  1. It's queen pecky

    I know I didn’t involve in exam malpractice please I need to see my result, why is it that no body whose center was Unizik has been able to access there results and it’s past 1 week now

  2. Onyinyechi utobo francisca

    pls I check my result on19th of this month and scored 240 and I went back to check today and their ws no result yet

  3. Prettie Vee

    Am not involve in examination malpractice.Is past one week now and I haven’t seen my result am getting scared .plz you people should have mercy and spare us d innocent cannot suffer for what they know nothing about.plz release our result,time waits for no one we have to take the next step.plz consider don’t deprive us of it.

  4. Anita

    please jamb release our results, I wrote jamb on d 14 it’s not out till today.please jamb release my result I was not involve in malpractice

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