UTME 2019: JAMB Screens 1.3 million Results Over Impersonation, Others
Prof Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB registrar Photo: Channels Television

Results of over 1.3 million candidates who sat for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) would be screened, according to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

JAMB on Tuesday said it had begun the screening of the results so as to fish out impersonation, multiple registrations and other forms of malpractices.

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Concise News understands that the board had therefore not yet released any UTME result, noting that candidates should “expect their results soon.”

The examination body’s spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, stated that the case of candidates who could not sit for the UTME due to biometric challenges was being deliberated upon with a view to finding a solution.

He said, “The suspension of some CBT centres for technical defects has not affected our candidates. Also, we have to screen the UTME results because there are lots of issues we discovered, such as multiple registrations, impersonation and the likes. So, we are still fishing them out.

“Some persons have been arrested and there are those who are yet to be arrested; we have their records. We will fish them out. However, candidates should expect their results very soon.”

Benjamin said the examination had so far been successful, adding that the board was addressing some of the challenges that came up during the exercise.