JAMB screens 1.3 million UTME results over impersonation, others

Matriculation Board said on Tuesday that it had begun the screening of the results of over 1 . 3 million candidates who had written the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination , so as to fish out impersonation , multiple registrations and other forms of malpractices .

The board said it had therefore not yet released any UTME result, noting that candidates should “ expect their results soon . ”

The Head of Information , JAMB , Dr Fabian Benjamin , stated this in an interview , adding that the case of candidates who could not write the UTME due to biometric challenges was being deliberated upon with a view to finding a solution .

He said , “The suspension of some CBT centres for technical defects has not affected our candidates .

Also , we have to screen the UTME results because there are lots of issues we discovered , such as multiple registrations, impersonation and the likes . So , we are still fishing them out.

“ Some persons have been arrested and there are those who are yet to be arrested ; we have their records . We will fish them out. However , candidates should expect their results very soon . ”

Benjamin said the examination has so far been successful , adding that the board was addressing some of the challenges that came up during the exercise.

In its weekly bulletin , the board said a total of 389 visually – impaired candidates were taking the 2019 UTME , as against 367 , who took the exams in 2018 .

“ This category of UTME candidates will be adequately taken care by the Equal Opportunity Group headed by Prof Peter Okebukola .

The board will also provide the necessary support to the physically – challenged candidates to achieve their educational goals. In the 2019 UTME , a total of 398 prison inmates registered for the examination in three towns , ” JAMB added .

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