UTME 2019: Latest JAMB News Roundup For Today Thursday, May 2, 2019
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Good day, Nigeria and the rest of the world. Welcome to the Concise News roundup of top JAMB news headlines for today Friday, May 3, 2019.

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) is being expected to announce the release of results for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) soon.

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While candidates anxiously await the release of their results, Concise News has put together a compilation of top stories on JAMB results.

More than 1.2 million candidates sat for the examination, which commenced nationwide on Thursday, April 11.

Below is a roundup of top stories on JAMB results.

UTME: What Will Happen After Our Probe Of Results – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said many Nigerians will be shocked by the outcome of the probe into examination fraud between 2009- 2019, Concise News understands.

The JAMB Registrar, Ishaq Oloyede this online news medium understands, said this on Friday.

He spoke at the 23rd annual seminar of the Nigerian Academy of Education under the topic, “Admissions into tertiary educational institutions in Nigeria.”

Why JAMB May Cancel 2019 UTME Results In Some States

Half of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results may be canceled by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) in some states due to malpractice.

Concise News understands that more than 1.2 million candidates sat for the 2019 UTME from April 11 to April 18.

And according to Premium Times, an official tied to the examination body, who requested anonymity to be able to discuss JAMB’s delay in releasing results, revealed that massive malpractice was recorded during the examination.

2019 UTME: JAMB Speaks On Candidates ‘Rewriting’ Examination

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has denied reports that candidates who sat for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will “rewrite” it, Concise News reports.

This online news medium understands that there have been reports that the JAMB server has crashed, with some speculating a need for another UTME.

However, JAMB has said such reports were fake as results of candidates remain intact.

Speaking recently, JAMB Head, Media and Information, Fabian Benjamin, said the reports were not only wicked but fraudulent.

”We want to distance ourselves from such malicious and wicked rumours by fraudulent persons, as there is no truth in them,” he told NAN.

UTME Results: JAMB Vows To ‘Punish’ Certain Candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has revealed that it will punish those found wanting during the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), Concise News reports.

This news medium understands that JAMB Head of Media and Information, Fabian Benjamin, noted this recently.

According to him, the examination body is working to ensure that those who cheated during the 2019 UTME will be thoroughly punished.

”What we are trying to do is to ensure that innocent persons are not punished, but I can assure you that we are going to punish all those found wanting,” he said.

This is as he noted that ”When fraudulent individuals get away with their mischievous acts, it is because the society is in a hurry to run to a conclusion, not mindful of the fact that certain acts should be pursued painstakingly to a logical conclusion.

And that is our compilation of top stories on JAMB results. Be assured that you can get updates on Concise News. See you soon!