JAMB: Fresh Update On Release Of 2019 UTME Results

Two university professors have backed JAMB’s determination to release the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results when it finally confirms the credibility of the scores.

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Concise News understands that JAMB is being expected to announce the release of results for the 2019 UTME even as candidates increasingly get apprehensive.

“We would strictly follow the process so that we can get it right. We are less concerned about the time, but (more about) how well and credible (the results become); neither policy meeting nor admission will start this month,” JAMB’s media aide, Fabian Benjamin, had said in response to why the examination body had yet to release the results.

He further said, “Illegality had thrived in the society of over the years because people failed to follow issues to (their) logical conclusion.

“But we have decided to do otherwise, and we need the support of Nigerians to achieve that.”

Speaking on the matter, Professor Femi Akinwumi of the University of Ibadan urged Nigerians to be patient and allow JAMB to release quality results.

“It is because it is computer based test that people are clamouring for release of results unlike when it was paper based test; results are released much later those days,” he told NAN.

“Let JAMB correct all the anomalies because some people are desperate to sabotage good processes.

“It is about quality of results not that it will be released now and later withdrawn.”

Similarly, Professor Adams Onuka, an education evaluation expert at the University of Ibadan, urged Nigerians to give JAMB the benefit of the doubt.

“I believe JAMB wants to rectify the various issues that surfaced during the conduct of the examination,” Onuka also told NAN.

“It is better not to release results than to cancel them.

“One problem with this country is that we are quick to pass judgment when we don’t know what goes on behind.

But Professor Clement Kolawole, a lecturer at the Department of Education, University of Ibadan, appealed to JAMB to release results that were ready.

He said, “It is so unfortunate that several days after JAMB conducted entrance examination into universities, results are not released for whatever reason.

“It is simply unacceptable for whatever reason. Whoever is supervising JAMB should call the agency to order.

“But I am not sure it is part of the duty and rights of JAMB to sit on students results indefinitely under whatever guise.

“If some people do not deserve to have result, such should be withheld for further investigation, that is the normal standard practice anywhere in the world.” .

More than 1.2 million candidates sat for the 2019 UTME from April 11 to April 18.