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Common Errors Candidates Faced When Checking Their JAMB Results



It is no longer news that the 2020 Unified Tertiary Examination (UTME) results have been released by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Up till bow we’ve gotten to know that some candidates are finding it difficult to access their result. Well then, if you’re among such candidates, this article is just for you.

Also See: How to Check Your JAMB Result

JAMB release the first set of results for this year’s UTME on Monday 16th i.e. between two – three days after each day’s exams. And we know that this year’s UTME exam came to an end on Saturday, 21st March, 2020 which means by now almost if not all the results supposed to be out.

JAMB also confirmed on Tuesday, 24th 2020 that 99% of the 2020 UTME results have been released. The remaining 1% which are yet to be released are likely those of candidates or CBT centres with suspected malpractice cases.

All these simply means if you’ve not been able to check your result its most likely an error from your end. That’s why we’ve come up with this article to help you find out those errors and their possible solutions.

Before I proceed to drop the common errors faced when checking JAMB results and their possible solutions, I will like you to note that there are basically two ways of checking JAMB results, which are; online or via SMS. Should in case you’re here and you don’t know how to check your results on either platforms, CLICK HERE now!

Now, back to the subject of this article, below are the errors most candidates faced when checking their UTME results and their possible solutions.

The errors faced will be divided into two section; for online and offline (SMS)

Errors Faced When Checking UTME Results Online

1. Visiting the Wrong Website:

A lot of UTME candidates don’t know the actual website they are to visit when checking their UTME result. I will not entirely say its their fault because JAMB does not normally organize seminars, orientation or something of sort to orientate candidates about the exam.

In such sittings are where the board is suppose to educate candidates on websites they are to used when checking their results, to know their admission status, email complaints hotlines and so on.

Although I suspect that since the board have been using the same websites and online platforms for checking results and other exercises for quite a number of years now, every UTME candidate is suppose to make enquiry from people who have taken the exams before them, or from their registration centre or any close by JAMB office. Be that as it may, the official website to check your JAMB results is www.jamb.org.ng, then proceed with the second point of this article below.

2. Entering the Wrong JAMB Registration Number:

JAMB Registration Number is a 10 digit alphanumeric combination of characters that is uniquely assigned to every UTME candidate during your registration.

This UTME Registration Number is unique in the sense that no two candidates will share the same registration number even if for instance, two candidates have the same set and arrangements of names.

The registration number begins with eight (8) numbers and ends with two (2) alphabets e.g. 12345678AB. Note that your registration number and centre number are not the same thing. Clearly, you can now see that from the length of the numbers. This year’s registration numbers begins with “20…” or “21…” indicating the year. So all UTME candidates registration number should begin with “20…”, you should know that if you enter the wrong registration number you’ll either open someone’s else result or you’ll get an error message.

3. Network Issues:

This applies when using any online platform, if the service at that time (I.e. when you’re checking your result) is not okay you’ll likely not be able to check your result.

If you get these three points currently you should now be able view you result. Now, let’s move to the other section.

Errors Faced When Checking UTME Result Using SMS

1. Sending the Wrong Message: To check your result via SMS you are to type “RESULT” all in capital letters. I’ve seen complaints of some candidates saying they don’t get their result when they type in small letters. Also note that it’s “RESULT” not “RESULTS”.

2. Sending the Message to the Wrong Recipient: You are to send the message to 55019. Make sure you type it correctly. 

3. Sending the Message Using the Wrong Number: Note that you are sending the message using the same phone number you registered JAMB with. Should in case you misplaced your phone or sim, you should do a welcome back visiting your network provider. After a successful welcome back you can now proceed to sending the message.

If you have not been able to check your result till now, you should visit a CBT centre or the closet JAMB office for guide. You can equally drop your registration number in the comment section below let’s help you.

But you should note that if all these fails, it simply means you’re among the remaining 1% candidates that JAMB is yet to release their results. Good luck!


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