The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has given assurance to the candidates of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) that results would finally be out from April 29.
The Head of Media and Publicity to the board, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this on Saturday in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Bwari. Dr Benjamin said that screening of the results would soon be over and the result will be released.
“The results are still undergoing screening but hopefully, it will be ready anytime from next week,” he said. Also speaking on the board’s readiness to screen results of candidates from 2009 to 2018, He said this would commence after the release of the 2019 results.
He said this effort is to address the issues of malpractice in the system. The board had earlier stated that it would only release the 2019 UTME results after they have undergone thorough screening to identify and apprehend examination cheats. The procedure would identify those who got involved in multiple registration through bio-metric capturing.
According to the board, “the results are expected to be out within 24 to 48 hours as it was obtained in previous examinations held in 2017 and 2018. The board said the delay was part of its deliberate effort to properly scrutinize, identify and address all forms of malpractice.
“The board will continue to act whenever any irregularity is discovered even after results are released. “However, the board has made it mandatory to screen all activities at all centres via CCTV recordings, to ensure that no compromised examination results are released.
” The board, having apologized for all the inconveniences caused in the process, reaffirmed its position to providing equal opportunity to all candidates in order to achieve their aspirations.
JAMB said that candidates should simply send RESULT, via SMS, to 55019 using the same number that was used for registration. And the result would be replied as an SMS shortly after.
This process, will prevent exploitation by business centers and cyber cafés who usually take advantage of candidates.