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JAMB Releases Additional 15,000 UTME Results

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released more results of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The exams held for 6 days and was concluded on Saturday, May 20.

Recall that JAMB had released results of 1,048,914 out of the 1,648,429 candidates that wrote the examination.

Speaking yesterday, JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede said the agency had released the additional results of 15, 000 candidates.

Oloyede assured that the board would not impose any candidate on any institutions in the country.

His words: “The final say for admission rest squarely with the institutions. Their senates and academic boards are empowered to determine the students. What JAMB does is and what it should continue to do is to moderate, to ensure equity, to ensure that nobody is unfairly treated.

“JAMB should not and will not take any student that has not been recommended by the institution. JAMB was not established to take up the responsibility or to usurp the power of the senate. What JAMB should do is to moderate, take recommendation and ask questions.

“JAMB will give the admission letter but the process of giving the letter must be democratic enough, must not encroach on the powers of the senate and the academic boards of the various institutions.

“We will advise our colleagues who are manning these institutions to be fair and to play according to the rule but we will not impose anything on the institutions,” he said.

Oloyede further lamented that fraudsters who meet the requirements of the organization are establishing computer based test centers to scam candidates.

“We now have situation that crooks, people who have no standards are now establishing CBT centres and they are meeting our requirements only to misuse the opportunity.

“We have seen so many of such that we want to call on credible Nigerians, credible institutions, and government agencies. If we can partner with some federal government or state or public institutions to expand their facilities I will be more comfortable.

“We have seen supposedly highly placed individuals who own CBT centres and are using the CBT centres to perpetrate examination malpractices,” he added.


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