UTME 2019: JAMB Reveals Reason Its Yet To Release Results
Prof Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB registrar Photo: Channels Television

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Wednesday explained why it has not released the results for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

Spokesman for the examination body, Fabian Benjamin, said some candidates who sat for the examination engaged in massive fraud and impersonation, putting their results in doubt.

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He said the board had started screening the results.

Benjamin said: “We will not release the results in a hurry. We will do a lot of crosschecking and matchmaking to be sure that nobody that was engaged in illicit act go scot free.

“We will release the results as soon as we finish checking the results to ensure that all those ones that we caught in various illicit registration acts are properly dealt with and those that we could not arrest are withheld.

“We will release the results when we finish doing our screening. We are screening the whole results.

“We don’t have the numbers now but we won’t release any result until we are sure of the whole thing.”

He said the board had so far arrested over 100 persons for impersonation and other fraudulent practices during the examination.

According to him, the board would fish out anyone who was involved in sharp practices during the examination through their results and withhold them.