The 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) ended yesterday, Wednesday, April 17. Fabian Benjamin, the Head of Media and Publicity for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Tuesday, disclosed that as of April 13, over 1.2 million have successfully written the examination. Over 1.8 million candidates are expected to sit for the board’s UTME that commenced nationwide on April 11. Benjamin also insists that no result had been released yet. He explains that the board was still screening the results as the examination was ongoing and also because more fraudulent activities were being identified in the process. We have to keep screening these results because there are lots of issues we discovered like multiple registrations, impersonation and the likes, so we are still fishing them out. Some have been arrested and those yet to be arrested, we have their records, we will fish them out. However, candidates should expect their results very soon,” he says.
Alleged Attack On JAMB Officials: Nursing mother, Two-year-old Among 10 LASPOTECH Workers Detained By Police
A nursing mother, Folorunsho Janet, and her two-year-old daughter, Folorunsho Ifeoluwa, are among 10 workers of the Lagos State Polytechnic, Ikorodu, currently being detained by the Lagos State police command. However, the police spokesperson in the state, Bala Elkana, has denied the allegation, saying it is not correct to speculate about the two-year-old being detained.
Thousands of candidates who partook in this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) would have their results withheld for offences relating to examination malpractices. Concise News reports that the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede stated this in Lagos on Tuesday during the arrest of two children of the owner of a computer-based test (CBT) centre, who confessed to selling fake UTME questions and answers to unsuspecting persons. The centre – Risk Global Company Limited, which is located on 300, Ikorodu Road, Anthony Village, is owned by a former banker, Emeka Ukpai.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Wednesday through its Head of Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, has explained why it had not released the results of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). According to him, some candidates who wrote the examination engaged in massive fraud and impersonation, putting their results in doubt. He says the board has started screening the results of all the candidates who wrote the examination and would release them as soon as it finished the exercise.
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