EDUCATION

JAMB STILL SCREENING UTME RESULT

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results are still being screened.


The Board’s Head of Media and Publicity, Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview today in Bwari.


Mr Benjamin said that screening of the results would soon be over and the result released, hopefully, by April 29th
“We are still screening but hopefully, anytime next week, the results will be ready,” he said.


Speaking also on the board’s readiness to screen results of UTME candidates from 2009 to 2018, Mr Benjamin said this would begin after the release of the 2019 results.
He said this was part of the board’s effort to address the issues of malpractice in the system


The board had stated that it would only release the 2019 UTME results after undergoing thorough screening to identify and apprehend examination cheats.
The process would identify those involved in multiple registration through biometric capturing and also address group registration by some elite schools, who end up mixing candidate’s data.

The board said: “Normally, results are expected to be out within 24 to 48 hours as obtained in previous examinations held in 2017 and 2018.
“However, the board does not want this to be business as usual.

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