The Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, has said that he is unsure when the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results will be released, Concise News reports.
Oloyede was speaking to The Nation at the weekend.
Asked when the board would release the result, which they earlier promised would be released last week, the registrar said: “I don’t know but it will be very soon. As soon as we complete what we are doing.”
The former Vice-Chancellor of the University of Ilorin denied reports that the board may cancel half of the results of states found to have been involved in malpractice during the examination.
When asked which state was affected most by malpractice this year, he said: “I don’t know. I cannot say which state because I don’t know. It is not just the issue of malpractice.”
He said: “There is no problem at all but everything must be done thoroughly and that is what we are doing. There is no problem. All the rumour about the problem is a lie and I would not tell a whole nation what is not true. I can’t put my integrity online. There is no problem at all.
“We are doing what we set to do and it is a scientific thing and there is no way I can expedite it beyond this. It is taking human and material resources but we must do it. Somebody must stand up against this rot. That’s all.”
Furthermore, Oloyede said the board would probe alleged involvement of some of its staff who connived with some computer-based test centre operators to perpetrate malpractice during the examination.
The registrar said: “Where staff members are identified to have been involved if there are reported cases, we will investigate. There are one or two cases that are very obvious and we are taking action because as we appoint our staff and other ad-hoc, we appointed some eminent Nigerians to monitor the monitors and we have analysed their reports.
“Where an ad hoc or permanent staff is alleged to have done what he or she is not supposed to do we will take the normal process and procedure.”