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Good day, Nigeria and welcome to the latest Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) news headlines update for today, May 12th, 2019, on Concise News as candidates check their JAMB result.

These are the top JAMB news headlines for today:

JAMB Finally Releases 2019 UTME Results (See How To Check)

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Saturday announced the release of 1,792,719 results of candidates who sat for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination  (UTME).

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Concise News understands that more than 1.8 million candidates sat for the 2019 UTME from April 11 to April 18.

UTME 2019: 15-Year-Old Scores Highest Mark

As the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) released the results of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) earlier today, a 15-year-old boy from Abia State has emerged the best-scoring candidate with 347 – considered the highest by the board.

Concise News reports that similarly, a 16-year-old boy from Abia State came second by scoring 346 marks just as a 17-year-old from Osun State trailed behind with 345 – considered by the board as the third best result in the 2019 UTME.

VC Reacts To JAMB Withholding 34,120 UTME Results

The Vice-Chancellor of Abia State University (ABSU), Prof. Uche Ikonne, has lauded the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), saying that the body ‘has come very much alive’ following its stiff sanction on those involved in malpractice in the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) 2019.

Concise News had reported that JAMB registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede revealed on Saturday morning that the body has released the long-awaited results of the 2019 UTME while withholding 34,120 due to various infractions.

Also, it was learnt that 15,145 of the results were withheld for further clarification.

UTME 2019: Why JAMB’s Top Scorer Is Not Eligible For Admission

The 15-year-old Ekene Franklin from Imo State who emerged as the best candidate in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), released on Saturday cannot gain admission into any Nigerian University in spite of his outstanding score of 347 marks.

Speaking on the released results, Registrar of JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyode, said that the best candidate may not be admitted to the University of Lagos, which he chose as his first choice because of age.

Franklin emerged as the best in the list of over 1.8m candidates but following the National Universities Commission (NUC) minimum age rule for admission into the university which public universities don’t compromise, he stands disqualified to register as a student of the University of Lagos, his first choice school.

Reason You Must Print Your UTME 2019 Result A Second Time

As candidates begin to check their Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) 2019 results, Concise News informs you about the difference between (ordinary) Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) result and original JAMB result.

This online news medium understands that candidates are checking their result via sending ‘result’ to the shortcode 55019. But it is noteworthy that the original Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result is absolutely needed – especially when you have been offered provisional admission by your choice institution.

UTME 2019: 76.2 Percent Scored Below 50% – JAMB

About 76.2 per cent of the 1,792,719 candidates who sat for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination(UTME) scored below 50 per cent.

This was revealed by Professor Ishaq Oloyede, registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board(JAMB) when he released the results of the examination held over five days in April.

According to Oloyede: “361,718 candidates scored between 180 and 199 as against 325,152 in 2018, while 494,484 scored between 160 and 179 as against 455,898 last year.

“410,844 candidates scored between 140 and 159 as against 346,825 recorded in 2018 while also 99,463 scored between 100 and 139 as against 64,712 in 2018.”

UTME 2019: Candidates React After Checking Results

Following the release of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) 2019 results by the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) today (Saturday), candidates are already checking their scores. And Concise News has been keeping tabs on the mood among the stakeholders.

We bring you some reactions coming from those that have checked so far:

Why JAMB Withheld 34,120 UTME Results – Registrar

Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board  (JAMB) on Saturday said the examination body withheld results of 34,120 candidates that sat for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) due to various infractions.

JAMB registrar Professor Is-haq Oloyede made this known while announcing the release of the results on Saturday in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital.

Concise News had earlier reported that JAMB announced the release of 1,792,719 results and withheld 34,120.

And that’s the latest JAMB news headlines as compiled by Concise News. More JAMB news is on this website to keep you abreast.