JAMB says 2018 UTME Results Will not be Released Immediately to Minimize Cancellation

-  JAMB informed that the UTME results will not be released as it did in 2017 so as to allow for review of activities of the candidates and to minimize the number of cancellations of result.

-  The 2018 JAMB examination is scheduled to hold on Friday, March 9 to March 17 at accredited JAMB centres nationwide.

-  Prof. Oloyede said that Computer-Based Test (CBT) centre operators are not allowed to collect any cash from the candidates.

JAMB Registrar Prof Oleyede

During a press conference titled “Conduct of the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)” in Abuja on Wednesday, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede said that the UTME results will not be released immediately to minimize cancellation.

The 2018 JAMB examination is scheduled to hold on Friday, March 9 to March 17 at accredited JAMB centres nationwide.

See full list of JAMB 2018 examination centres

JAMB informed that the UTME results will not be released as it did in 2017 so as to allow for review of activities of the candidates and to minimize the number of cancellations of result.

The Registrar said, “We want to monitor everything that happens through our CCT cameras. Last year, we proved a point that there is nothing extraordinary in the immediate release of results but we had to cancel some results when we found out what happened in some centres.”

”So, if we have to take two or three days to look at the conduct of the candidates before releasing the result so as to minimise cancellation, then we will do so.”

Prof. Oloyede added that Computer-Based Test (CBT) centre operators are not allowed to collect any cash from the candidates.

“It is fraudulent to engage in multiple registrations, although the new system of capturing live pictures through cameras instead of scanning of pictures, biometrics capturing of fingers and the order of arrangement of names has curtailed incidences of multiple registration.”

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”The board is worried about the incessant cases of candidates being defrauded by syndicates, during the registration period. We arrested some of these syndicates. We call on all of you to be on the watch and call on us where such in formation is made available to you.”

“About 6500 permanent and ad-hoc staff are deployed for the examination and each centre is to be manned by 10 officials. It is necessary to disclose that the board has concluded all arrangement for its activities for the 2019 exercise and a calendar has been released on our site”, the registrar added.”

Meanwhile the UTME Mock examination result has been released by the JAMB, and candidates that sat for the exams are requested to check their score on JAMB web portal.

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