2019 UTME: JAMB Reveals How Candidates Can Check Results Via Phones
Prof Ishaq Oloyede, JAMB registrar

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says candidates can check their Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results on their mobile phones and should not “allow any Computer-Based Test centre to exploit them.”

The examination body’s Head of Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said JAMB was still screening for malpractice results of the over 1.2 million candidates that sat for the 2019 UTME and would release the results any time “next week.”

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Benjamin added that the board had designed a process, which would be announced shortly, to enable candidates to access their results through their mobile phones, without having to go through a CBT centre or a cyber cafe.

He said, “We are working round the clock to ensure the release of UTME results. Most likely, it will be at the upper week. We will use this week to conclude on screening of the results.

“Some stories flying around about how to check UTME results and others are all lies. We have not released any results. As soon as we release results, we will announce to candidates and also explain the process of checking such results. We have simplified the process. Candidates will use their phones. They don’t need to go to any cyber café or internet provider.

“So, candidates should disregard the processes of checking results being peddled around presently. We also did not deduct 100 marks for examination malpractices. If any candidate is found to have indulged in malpractices, such results will be cancelled, not by deduction of marks.”

He stressed the need for candidates to shun reports concerning results, saying, “I repeat that candidates will check their examination results from their phones; not from any cyber café. But the full process will be announced to the candidates as soon as the results are released.”

Concise News reported that the 2019 UTME was held between April 11 and April 17 in 698 CBT centres nationwide.