The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the results the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examinations.
Out of the 1,886,508 that sat for the examination in April, the results of 1,792,719 candidates was released.
Announcing the release of the results in Abuja on Saturday, the JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, said 34,120 results were withheld, including the results of 15,145 candidates which were being further clarified as ‘identical twins and siblings.’
He further added that 59,667 candidates were absent during the exams.
Oloyede stated, “A total of 1,826,839 sat for the UTME. Today, we are releasing the results of 1,792,719 candidates.
“Some 34,120 results are being withheld, including the results of 15,145 candidates being further clarified as identical twins and siblings.”
The examination, which was conducted between April 11 and 17, 2019 across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, according to the board was painstaking, and successful.
The JAMB registrar also revealed that 116 exam centres had been blacklisted, including a Computer-based Test centre in Akokwa, Delta State which bribed exam officers with N1.7m.
Oloyede stated, “We have recovered the payment voucher and the concerned staff are being investigated, but they claimed that they received the bribe because their lives were in danger”.
Speaking further, he said that the exams recorded multiple registrations, pointing out that a candidate, for instance, registered 23 times for the examination.
“A total of 116 centres have been de-listed or suspended. Out of this number, 18 have been sanctioned by the Governing Board of JAMB with suspension for between one and three years for registration-related misconduct.”
Explaining how to check the results, Oloyede stated that candidates need not visit a cyber cafe, adding that they can simply send ‘RESULT’ to the short code, 55019 on their mobile phones.