2019 UTME: JAMB Releases Withheld Results
JAMB Computer-Based Test. (Image Courtesy: Student Camp)

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released withheld Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results on Friday, Concise News reports.

This online news medium gathered that the examination body released 4,536 out of a total 4,760 withheld results following the decision of a committee set up to examine the multiple facial identities.

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It was gathered that the board carried out facial match recognition by its specialised software and Information Technology experts.

The board released over 1,792,000 results on May 11 but cleared 4,536 withheld results of infractions.

Meanwhile, the Nigerian Navy Secondary School centre, Abeokuta, Ogun State, had been suspended for “acts not acceptable by the board.”

In a release by the JAMB Head of Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, the board said, “Following the consideration of the committee on the 4,760 candidates whose results were withheld due to multiple facial matches with different names, the board has released the results of 4,536 absolved of complication.

“The board also released the results of 231 candidates who sat for the examination at the Nigerian Navy Secondary School, Abeokuta, Ogun State. However, the centre has been suspended for acts not acceptable by the board. Out of the number subjected for screening, the board will subject the results of 127 candidates for further physical examination while the results of 97 candidates established to have involved in infractions are withheld.

“Those to be subjected to further physical examination will be contacted. They must appear before an inspection team to clarify other likely areas of multiplicity. The 127 have been grouped in zones for convenience and easy accessibility.”