Concise News learned that the examination body’s media aide, Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria on Saturday in Bwari, Abuja.
“We are still screening but hopefully, anytime next week, the results will be ready,” he said.
Benjamin had on Sunday, April 21, said that the 2019 UTME results would be released next week. But he did not state the exact day the results would be released.
The examination body had earlier said that it would only release the results after thoroughly screening them with a view to identifying examination cheats.
“Normally, results are expected to be out within 24 to 48 hours as obtained in previous examinations held in 2017 and 2018,” Benjamin said.
“However, the board does not want this to be business as usual.
“Hence the programmed delay, which is part of its deliberate effort to properly scrutinize, identify and address all forms of examination malpractice.
“The board will continue to act decisively with regards to any irregularity discovered even after results are released.
“However, the board has made it a point of duty to screen all activities at all centres via CCTV recordings, to ensure that it does not release results of compromised examinations.”