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Good day and welcome to the latest Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) news headlines for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).


MTN Tops List Of Networks Candidates Used To Access 2019 UTME Result – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has revealed that majority of the candidates who have accessed their results using the result checker (code), 55019 were MTN subscribers.

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The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Wednesday in Lagos.

According to him, over 1.3 million candidates have so far accessed their results using the result checker (code), 55019.

UTME 2019: Why JAMB Top Scorer’s Education Is ‘Fast’ – Mother

Chinelo Ezeunala, the mother of Ekene Franklin Ezenala, the highest-scoring candidate in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), has revealed that her son was promoted twice while in primary school, hence, his ‘fast education’.

Concise News reports that Franklin, 15, emerged the candidate with the highest mark in the last UTME, as announced by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

Ezeunala, a Chemistry teacher at Hightree College, a private school at Berger, Lagos, said she was happy about her son’s feat as she disclosed the reasons behind Ekene’s ‘fast education.’

2019 UTME: JAMB Discloses Number Of Candidates That Have Accessed Results

Over 1.3 million candidates have so far accessed their 2019 UTME results using the 55019 code, according to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB.

Concise News learned that spokesman for the examination body,  Fabian Benjamin while making this known, rubbished claims that the majority of candidates had yet to access their results through the said code.

“I want to refute all these claims as there is no truth in them,” he told NAN.

“First and foremost, by our records, over 1.3 candidates who sat for this examination have accessed their results using the code for checking the results, which remains ‘55019’.

“Again, let me also state in clear terms that the N50 charged in the process of checking these results does not go to JAMB’s purse but to the various service providers.”

The clarification became necessary, according to him, in view of what he described as ‘wicked and malicious rumours’ by some persons that the board was charging a fee for checking of results.”


That’s the latest JAMB news headlines online for today. See you soon!