These are the top JAMB news headlines for today:
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has begun the biometric verification of the 1.8 candidates who sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) 2019, it was learnt over the weekend. Concise News reports that the exercise embarked upon by the board was responsible for the delay in releasing the UTME results conducted from April 11 to April 18. The board has already carried out biometric verification of candidates in 31 states. It is presently verifying those of candidates from six other states, according to The Nation. JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, confirmed this to a reporter from the media house in an interview at the weekend in Abuja. He said the board was cross-checking everything pertaining to the conduct of the examination, including fingerprints of candidates. Prof. Oloyede, who did not list the states the board has so far verified the fingerprints of candidates, said: “We are cross-checking everything, including fingers. If you know that you have about 1.8 candidates multiplied by ten that is the finger we are talking about. “If you are very close to the National Identity Card Management Commission (NIMC), ask them what it takes to analyse fingerprints in terms of period. “We are combining 1.8 million ten fingers with one another to be sure that we identify people who combine fingers and so on. That is where we are now. “We have done all other and now we have about six states to go. As I speak with you I am at a retreat with those who are doing it. We have about six states to go. We have done 31 states and six states are still not completed now.”
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 Centre for Anti-Corruption and Open Leadership (CACOL) has hailed the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) for suspending 76 Computer-Based Test, (CBT), Concise News reports. This online news medium understands that JAMB had released the names of some of the CBT centres that were suspended for several breaches during the conduct of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). In a reaction to the development, CACOL in a statement on Monday noted that JAMB’s move was in the right direction. This is as it called for the anti-corruption searchlight to be beamed on education institutions in the country.
Some of the candidates who sat for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) have expressed displeasure over the non-release of the results by the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB), Concise News reports. This online news medium understands that JAMB had said it is yet to release the 2019 UTME results due to some biometric issues it is handling. However, this delay since the examination took place in the second week of April, has caused panic among some of the candidates. “With everything we are hearing from JAMB and other media reports we are getting, we are tensed,” a candidate Madueke John, told NAN in Abuja on Sunday. “I know I did not do anything that will incriminate me during the exams but the entire process this time around has really changed. “If JAMB, while screening, discovers those who are innocent, why don’t they release those ones and continue screening others, seriously, this is taking forever. “I really don’t know what to expect again, but please, they should just focus on this year’s exercise and release at least parts of the results to reduce the tension.” Also speaking, another person who sat for the 2019 UTME, Henrietta Adams, said: “Even if you are sure you did not commit any malpractice during the exercise, with the way the entire process is going, one is forced to start thinking if one’s result will be held for mere turning his or her head during the examination. “I truly don’t know what to say or expect again, I am just confused if at least some results were released in parts like last year, then at least, one will be hopeful but as it is, only God knows what they may come up with next. “We will continue to wait but please JAMB, do something soonest.” This is as a candidate’s parent, Joseph Onimisi, hailed JAMB for exposing corruption in the system with the 2019 UTME.