Latest: 2019 UTME Results: No UTME Candidate Has More Than One Result – JAMB Says
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that no candidate of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination has more than one result. The board stated this in its weekly bulletin released from the office of the Registrar on Sunday in Abuja. The bulletin quoted the Head, Media and Publications, Dr Fabian Benjamin, as saying that candidates with more than one result were either fraudulent or victims of examination syndicates.
He said that the board has evidence of some candidates who paid money to syndicates to ensure they gain high scores in the examination.
“The syndicates, realising that they could not deliver as promised, instead, came up with these forged results and sent the same to candidates who believed them.
“These are the set of candidates claiming to have two results, that is, with the actual result as one of them.
“It is practically impossible to have two results because we do not send results to candidates, rather, candidates send ‘Results’ to 55019 and the result is subsequently transmitted to the respective candidates.”
Benjamin added that the board has ensured that the UTME results were secured with high-security features that would render the efforts of any syndicate or fraudster null. He revealed that one of such features was a unique bar code placed on each result to safeguard it.
He disclosed that the board’s renewed resolve to confront examination malpractice was yielding results, he warned that candidates must not become gullible and desperate and urged them to be wary of criminal elements who want to defraud them.
He further pointed out that the board was not responsible for deciding a national cutoff mark for admissions into various institutions, adding that the board had not set a cutoff mark for the 2019/20 admission process.
He, however, explained that a national cutoff mark would be decided at the JAMB Policy meeting of education shareholders and heads of institutions to be chaired by a Ministry of Education official. The meeting is scheduled to hold on June 11, at Gbongan, Osun state.
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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board’s Head of Media and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, disclosed in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Lagos, that plans were already in place to forward the results of the 2019 UTME to individual candidate’s online registration profiles where they could view and have such printed.
Benjamin expressed sincere apologies concerning candidates who had challenges accessing their results. He noted that the Board was partnering with the network providers in ensuring quality service in an attempt to forestall such occurrences in its subsequent examinations.
Earlier: Over 1.3 Million Candidates Have Accessed 2019 UTME Results So Far – JAMB Says
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says over 1.3 million candidates have so far accessed their results using the result checker (code), 55019. The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria on Wednesday in Lagos, while speaking against reports circulating that majority of candidates had yet to access their results through the said code.
He also described as untrue, claims by some mischief makers that the N50 charges incurred through the code was going to the board’s purse.
“I want to refute all these claims as there is no truth in them.
“First and foremost, by our records, over 1.3 candidates who sat for this examination have accessed their results using the code for checking the results, which remains ‘55019’.
“Again, let me also state in clear terms that the N50 charged in the process of checking these results does not go to JAMB’s purse but to the various service providers,” Benjamin said.
According to the spokesman, the clarification became necessary in view of what he described as ‘wicked and malicious rumours’ by some persons that the board is charging a fee for checking of results.
Giving a breakdown of the total number of results checked by candidates through the various network providers, Benjamin noted that MTN had the highest, with a total of 888,598, followed by Glo, with a total of 190,923, while 62,170 candidates had also accessed their results using the 9mobile.
Benjamin said that before now, Airtel had some technical hitches, but thankfully, all such challenges had been addressed. A total of 104, 970 candidates have so far accessed their results via Airtel.
Earlier: NANS Issues Threat to JAMB Over N50 Charges for 2019 UTME Results
The National Association of Nigerian Students (NANS) has issued a 48-hour ultimatum to the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) to refund 2019 UTME candidates the N50 Short Message Service (SMS) charges.
NANS gave the ultimatum while accusing JAMB of exploiting Nigerian students through the SMS charge of N50 to get their results.
In a statement by its national Senate President, Comrade Abdulmajeed Oladimeji Oyeniyi, NANS called on the board to send the examination results directly to candidates’ phone since it has their database.NANS warned that the board would face the wrath of students nationwide if the money was not refunded in 48 hours.
According to Oyeniyi: “We are never an accident of history; we are part and parcel of the struggle so far. Nigerian students no longer have confidence in the board’s leadership and decision making.
“In a sane community, Computer Based Test (CBT) should be well planned before execution to cater for the purposes it was invented for.
“The sanity in the system should ensure the appropriate immediate release of results of examinations done by students but it was unfortunate that the board took almost a month to release results across the nation with unprofessional, unethical, non-ideological and non-technological excuses which is nothing but a disgrace to us as the giant of Africa.”
Earlier: JAMB Speaks on Candidates Unable to Check Their Results Using Their Registered Phone Numbers
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) following the release of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results on Saturday, has responded to candidates who have not been able to assess their results on their registered phone numbers.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says GSM network providers are looking into ‘technical hitches’ preventing some candidates from checking their 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) Results.
JAMB had directed candidates to send RESULT as an SMS to 55019 using the same number that was used for registration. JAMB said it simplified the way to check results for the 2019 examination to avoid extortion of candidates.
“The Board has noticed that candidates are having difficulties assessing their results especially with some networks. The network providers are looking into these technical hitches and have assured that normalcy would be restored soon,”the examination body tweeted on Monday.
Earlier: JAMB Candidate Takes Snipper Over 2019 UTME Result
A candidate who sat for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) identified as Segun resolved to ingest a poisonous substance (sniper) over his result.
There were reports that some of the results were seized with many candidates saying their scores were poor following the release of the 2019 UTME results on Saturday by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board.
Segun had posted a tweet early in the day describing how sad he was for scoring a low mark in his UTME. According to him, the result of the 2019 UTME showed that he scored 169, and he complained about how he had gotten better scores in the past.
He revealed that years when he had those high scores, he had no one to sponsor his education as against this year when he had people who decided to help him.
According to Segun, there was no way he could have scored such a low mark. He then revealed that he will be committing suicide by 9pm on Sunday night. True to his word, he shared a video of himself drinking sniper. Thankfully, his friends were able to reach his mother, He was rushed to the hospital and is said to have been resuscitated.
Earlier: JAMB Releases 1,792,719 UTME Results, Withholds 34,120
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released 1,792,719 Results while withholding 34,120 Results over Exam Malpractice.
The JAMB Registrar also made also stated that 15,145 results were withheld for further clarification. This was announced in the meeting currently holding in Abuja.
Results filtering in suggests that for candidates to successfully check their result, they can follow the steps below;
How to Check JAMB 2019 UTME Results
- Get a phone with the number you used to register.
- Open text message, and send an SMS with the word “RESULT” to 55019
- You will get a response with your 2019 JAMB Results.
Earlier: 2019 UTME Results to Be Released on Saturday by 10:00 am
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has officially disclosed that the results of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will be announced by 10:00 am on Saturday.
The registrar of the board, Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed this while briefing journalists in Abuja on Friday.
He revealed that the board is currently in a meeting so that the details will be available by tomorrow. We are releasing our results tomorrow,” he said.
Meanwhile, the Registrar has paraded an employee of the Board, who allegedly collected N25,000 from a 2018 admission seeker.
He said the suspect was reported to the JAMB management after he couldn’t meet the demand.
The registrar reiterated the Board’s determination to deal decisively with anyone, including its staff, found involved in any form of infraction.
“We are not hiding anything; we are ready to deal with anybody caught and they must face the wrath of the law,” he said.
Earlier: 2019 UTME Results May Be Released This Weekend – JAMB
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said it may start releasing results of the recently held Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) from Friday, as disclosed by the board’s spokesperson, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in a chat with The Guardian.
The release of the 2019 UTME results have been delayed due to widely observed malpractice that tainted the examination. Due to the infractions, the registrar of the board said, “the examination will be well scrutinised before the results are released.”
Benjamin, in his chat, said the examination board has banned 100 of the 687 Computer Based Test (CBT) centres over allegation of malpractices and violation of extant regulations.
“In the course of our biometric examination, over 100 centres are discovered to be involved in acts not in tandem with JAMB rules and have been banned from participating in examinations,” he said.
Earlier: Release UTME Results of Innocent Candidates – NUT tells JAMB
The Nigerian Union of Teachers (NUT) has appealed to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) to release the results of the candidates who were not involved in examination malpractices during the 2019 UTME’s examinations.
The chairman of the union’s Lagos State wing, Mr Adesina Adedoyin, made the appeal on Tuesday in Lagos in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN).
Adedoyin said that the level of malpractice in the conduct of the 2019 UTME was as a result of the societal problems confronting the country, which included corruption, and requested that JAMB release the results of candidates who wrote the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) and were found to be innocent.
“The delay in releasing the results is going to affect the innocent students negatively. “Those that did not cheat during the examinations should not be punished for the offences they did not commit.
“By the time JAMB will ask them to come and re-write the examination, they may not perform better as they did earlier,” he said. The NUT chairman alleged that those who supervised and those who conducted the examinations were part of the problem.
He also wondered why they could not apprehend those who cheated while the examinations were ongoing then. According to him, malpractice cannot be done without any inducement.
Adedoyin also faulted JAMB’s policy and guidelines which stated that if the number of candidates that cheated in an examination was more than the number of candidates that failed, then the examination should be cancelled. He also condemned the policy that stated that another examination should be conducted in such a centre.
He said that such a policy was anti-people and should be abolished. Adedoyin said that if those found wanting would be allowed to rewrite the examinations, then the results of candidates who were innocent should be released.
The NUT chairman said that the adoption of Computer Based Testing (CBT) mode by JAMB which was introduced with the aim of reducing examination malpractices appeared to be failing and not so effective.
He said that meant that the examinations conducted using CBT were flawed in validity and reliability. “If there was cheating as being alleged in the last UTME examination that adopted the CBT mode, despite the cameras and the software JAMB installed, then people will gradually be losing confidence in its efficiency,” he said.
Earlier: Delay in Release of Results Trigger Mixed Reactions Among Educators
Some experts in the education sector on Monday in Ibadan expressed divergent opinions on the continued delay in the release of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results.
Journalists report that while some respondents want the examination body, JAMB, to release the results promptly, others called for patients to ensure a quality outcome.
Prof. Clement Kolawole, a lecturer at the Department of Education, University of Ibadan, appealed to JAMB to release results that were ready and withhold those that have issues.
“It is so unfortunate that several days after JAMB conducted entrance examination into universities, results are not released for whatever reason. “It is simply unacceptable for whatever reason.
Whoever is supervising JAMB should call the agency to order. “But I am not sure it is part of the duty and rights of JAMB to sit on students results indefinitely under whatever guise. “If some people do not deserve to have resulted, such should be withheld for further investigation, that is the normal standard practice anywhere in the world,” he said.
Kolawole urged JAMB to speak out if there was any problem the agency was trying to cope with so that education experts could offer suggestions that would be of help.
Prof.Femi Akinwumi, another education expert at the University of Ibadan, urged Nigerians to be patient and allow JAMB to release quality results.
“It is because it is a computer-based test that people are clamouring for the release of results unlike when it was a paper-based test; results are released much later those days. “Let JAMB correct all the anomalies because some people are desperate to sabotage good processes.
“It is about quality of results not that it will be released now and later withdrawn,” Akinwumi said.
Also speaking, Prof. Adams Onuka, an education evaluation expert at the University of Ibadan, urged Nigerians to give JAMB the benefit of the doubt and allow it to correct the misnomer in the system.
“I believe JAMB wants to rectify the various issues that surfaced during the conduct of the examination. “It is better not to release results than to cancel them. “One problem with this country is that we are quick to pass judgment when we don’t know what goes on behind.
“I have always said that computer-based test is not the solution to exam malpractice as people can hack into any server thereby jeopardising the system,” Onuka said.
Earlier: 2019 UTME Results: Candidates, Parents Beg JAMB to Release Results in Batches
Candidates have appealed to the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board to release the results of the 2019 UTME, which commenced on April 11 to April 18. However, the Board has repeatedly said that it would take its time to screen the results because of the several infractions discovered during the exercise.
Some candidates eager for the wait to be overspoken in separate interviews with the News Agency of Nigeria on Sunday in Bwari. Madueke John, a candidate, said that the long wait for the results has held some of the candidates back, while also causing a lot of tension.
“With everything we are hearing from JAMB and other media reports we are getting, we are tense.
“I know I did not do anything that will incriminate me during the exams, but the entire process this time around has really changed.
“If JAMB, while screening, discovers those who are innocent, why don’t they release those ones and continue screening others, seriously, this is taking forever.
“I really don’t know what to expect again, but please, they should just focus on this year’s exercise and release at least parts of the results to reduce the tension.”
Another candidate, Henrietta Adams, said the Board was, undoubtedly, doing what it deemed best for the country. She, however, added that it would also do a lot of good if some of the results are released.
Adam added that the long wait has caused some of the candidates to be unsure of what might happen at the end of the day.
She said: “Even if you are sure you did not commit any malpractice during the exercise, with the way the entire process is going, one is forced to start thinking whether one’s result would be held for mere turning his or her head during the examination.
“I truly don’t know what to say or expect again. I am just confused. If, at least, some results were released in parts like last year, then at least, one will be hopeful; but as it is, only God knows what they may come up with next.
“We will continue to wait; but please, JAMB, do something soonest.”
Mr. Joseph Onimisi, a candidate’s parent, commended the Board for exposing some of the corruption in the system, but advised that parts of the results be released too.
This, he said would reduce the criticism of the Board by those skeptical of its intention, adding that the entire process may take longer than the Board had expected.
The Board had continued to assure that it would release the results of the 2019 UTME as soon as it was done screening the entire results, to cut out those who were involved in one malpractice or the other during the exercise.
Earlier: JAMB Likely To Cancel 50% of UTME Results Over Malpractice
There are strong indications that the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board may cancel half of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results in some states.
This was revealed to newsmen by a senior official of JAMB who does not want his name to be mentioned. The official expressed disgust over the massive level of exam malpractice he said was recorded in the 2019 UTME.
According to the source, while all parts of the country were involved, the situation seems worst in certain states with what he described as “fearless display of fraudulent tactics by some individuals including parents and centre owners.”
He said Nigerians will be shocked if they are allowed to view the recordings of the CCTV Cameras from about 700 centres used during the examination. “Those people, I trembled when I saw the magnitude of malpractice they perpetrated, in spite of the technological measures JAMB took. I don’t know what we can do again”.
“If you look at the CCTV camera recordings, you would now wonder whether these people thought we were just joking when we insisted on installation of CCTV cameras. I am sure they didn’t believe us because anybody that had believed us would not have tried what they tried in those places.”
The source said Already, JAMB has announced the cancellation of all results in two of its centres in Abia State. The two affected centres, Heritage and Infinity CBT Centre and Okwyzil Computer Institute Comprehensive School, Ugwunabo, Aba, were summarily suspended and all candidates who sat for the examinations at the centres were reallocated to other nearby centres.
The official equally stated that many JAMB workers who were part of the conduct of the examination in the affected centres will face severe punishment as there is no way such level of fraud and malpractice will go on in these centres without their connivance Concerning when the examination results would be released, the source said the results will be released by Friday.
“We were thinking we would finish on Wednesday but we couldn’t. When people post comments on the delay in the release of results, we only keep quiet because they don’t know what we know. If you see the level of malpractice, you would be shocked. But am sure by Friday, the board should be able to release the results,” he said.
Earlier: Results Are Still Intact – JAMB Debunks Rumours On Crash of Its Server
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has debunked the rumours in some quarters that the board issued a press statement, explaining that the release of the UTME results was being delayed because its server crashed and that candidates should prepare for another examination. According to the board, the server did not crash and the results of candidates are still intact.
This was disclosed by the board’s Head of Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin on Wednesday in Lagos.
In his words, ”We want to distance ourselves from such malicious and wicked rumours by fraudulent persons, as there is no truth in them.”We did not issue any press statement concerning crashing of server. All these are antics of desperate persons trying to cause panic and confusion among candidates and the general public.
”We are not going to succumb to such rumours as we remain focused in ensuring that we achieve what we have set out to do. ”After the examination, the board embarked on a screening to determine any form of examination malpractice and infractions by both candidates and examination centres. This is what has been delaying the release of the results,” he said
He said that the screening is almost completed and that the board will soon release the results of deserving candidates.
He further stated that the board only want to ensure that innocent persons are not punished, but those that are found wanting.
He appealed to Nigerians to believe in the board’s ability to get rid of what he described as ‘criminal elements’ and also appreciate what the board is doing as it is for the benefit of the Nigerian child and the nation at large.
”We want to correct so many things might have been taken for granted in the past. ”When fraudulent individuals get away with their mischievous acts, it is because the society is in a hurry to run to a conclusion, not mindful of the fact that certain acts should be pursued painstakingly to a logical conclusion.” He emphasized.
He finally urged candidates to be calm and wait for their results to be released soon as the results are still intact.
Earlier: 2019 UTME Results Will Be Released Shortly – JAMB Says
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) via its official Twitter handle has refuted claims being credited to it on the release of the 2019 UTME.
According to the board, Results of the 2019 UTME are being delayed as the Board seeks to ensure that NO candidate involved in any form of examination malpractice is allowed to go unpunished.
According to one of the tweets by the board, candidates are advised that the results of the 2019 UTME would be released shortly.
The board equally advised candidates to ensure they guard their profile code and registration details jealously as unscrupulous individuals are on the prowl to dupe unsuspecting candidates.
The Board counsels all candidates to disregard messages and calls from any source claiming to have access to the Board’s classified information. Any information would be passed across via media outlets or the Board’s website http://www.jamb.gov.ng
Earlier: Results to be Released After 687 CBT Centres’ Reports are Reviewed – JAMB
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has said that the results of the 2019 unified tertiary matriculation examination (UTME) will be released as soon as reports from the 687 Computer-Based Test centres used for the conduct of the examination are reviewed. The board said the review of reports from the centres would be concluded either Monday (yesterday) or Tuesday (today).
JAMB spokesperson Dr. Fabian Benjamin, who addressed reporters yesterday in Abuja on the issue, attributed the delay in releasing the results to fraudulent practices by some candidates.
He said some candidates abused some of the innovations introduced by the board, making it necessary to properly screen the UTME results to ensure that the board does not release the results of a compromised examination.
He said: “We are comparing reports from the field, and as soon as we finish – either today or tomorrow – we will commence the process of releasing the results. “We are collecting reports from 687 centres. The results will be released as soon as we finish what we are doing.”
The JAMB spokesman said that the board would look into the reports of biometric verification challenge in some centres during the examination. He said the board would look into it as soon as it finishes releasing the UTME results to ensure that candidates with genuine biometric issues are not made to suffer.
According to him, if a candidate could be captured during registration, there is nothing stopping the fingerprints of such candidate from being captured during the examination. “As soon as we finish releasing results, we will look into it.I f there is any candidate with genuine reason, we will see what we can do. “We will investigate all issues of biometric verification. If we find the cases to be genuine, we will do the needful,” he said.
Earlier: 2019 UTME Results Will Be Released This Week – JAMB
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has given assurance that the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination results would be ready from Monday, April 29th, 2019. This was made known by the Board’s Head of Media and Publicity, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, while speaking to newsmen in Bwari on Saturday.
According to him, “We are still screening but hopefully, anytime next week, the results will be ready.”
He mentioned that normally, results are expected to be out within 24 to 48 hours as obtained in previous examinations held in 2017 and 2018. However, the board does not want this to be business as usual. Hence the delay, which is part of its deliberate effort to properly scrutinize, identify and address all forms of examination malpractice.
The board, while regretting all inconvenience caused in the process, reaffirmed its commitment to providing equal opportunity to all candidates in order to articulate their aspirations.
JAMB said that effective from when it would officially release the results, all candidates can simply send RESULT, via SMS, to 55019 using the same number that was used for registration.
The result, it said, would be replied as an SMS shortly after.
Earlier: Concerned UTME Candidate Writes to JAMB Registrar Over Delay in Released of Results
A concerned 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) candidate has written a letter to the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) emphasizing worries over the delay in the release of the results.
The letter of the unidentified candidate goes like this:
Good day, Board of directors, Staff, Workers and Registrar of Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, His honourable, Prof. Oleyede. As one of the candidates that participated in the recently conducted Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, I am using this opportunity to express my grief caused solely by the delay in the release of 2019 UTME Results.
The delay in the release of the said results has tghrown me into indecisiveness due to the fact that the result will determine so many things in my life… Jamb, don’t you have adequate staff? Whether yes or no, how many days should we wait for?
Currently, I don’t know whether to make payment for the new charges we’re to pay in this semester or to start preparing for the post utme. Jamb, you’ve deposited so many candidates in a locus of equivocality.
Today is Friday and we’re earnestly expecting the results.
Earlier: Results of Candidates Involved in Exam Malpractice Will Be Cancelled – JAMB
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said that any candidates found to be involved in any form of exam malpractice in the 2019 UTME will have his or her result cancelled instead of deduction of marks as being speculated.
The Board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in an interview newsmen on Sunday in Lagos. He stated that the rumour that JAMB was deducting marks from the scores f candidates with proven cases of malpractice is not true.
JAMB To Cancel the Results of 2019 UTME Candidates That Cheated According to him, once any evidence of malpractice has been established against any candidate, the result of such candidates will be cancelled out-rightly.
He further explained that if the board establish any case of infraction or examination malpractice in any centre too, such centre will be shut down and the entire results of candidates who wrote in that centre from the commencement of the examination, which was April 11 to the end will automatically be cancelled.
He added that the affected candidates in such centres will be rescheduled immediately for the examination in another centre as was the case in some centres in Abia. He added that the Board made several arrests of persons caught trying to undermine the integrity of the examination and process while it lasted, just like it shut down centres that fell short of standards. Benjamin said that the Prof. Ishaq Oloyede led JAMB has zero tolerance for any form of corruption, which includes examination malpractice.
Earlier: 2019 UTME Results Notification Will Be Sent to Candidates’ Registered Phone Numbers – JAMB
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has advised candidates who took the 2019 UTME to disregard the rumours and misleading information that the board has released the results of the exam. According to JAMB’s head of Media and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, no results have been released yet. He said despite the fact that the results are ready, they are still being ratified.
He efforts are being made to ensure that results of the 2019 UTME are released after the Easter break. He stated that the board will reach out to candidates through their telephone numbers as as soon as all the results are ratified. He further explained that the board is carrying out all the checks and balances regarding the results by way of viewing the CCTV camera as well as attend to all findings brought before it while the examination lasted. “The release of the result will be publicised as soon as we are through with all the board has set out to achieve, we will let the public know “Candidates should not bother themselves going to any cyber cafe to check any result. “Our result check has been standardised. We will forward the results to the respective telephone numbers of those candidates who are deserving of it,” he said.
Earlier: 2019 UTME Results Have Not Been Released – JAMB Speaks on UTME Result
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed that none of the results of the ongoing 2019 UTME have been released. This was disclosed by the JAMB’s Head of Media and Publicity, Fabian Benjamin, while speaking to newsmen on Tuesday in Bwari.
According to Dr Fabian, the board is still in the process of screening the results due to the fact that a lot of fraudulent activities were discovered.
He mentioned that the issues discovered include multiple registrations, impersonation etc. In view of these, the board is taking its time to fish out the perpetrators. He however stated that candidates should expect their results soon.
Concerning the conduct of the UTME, Dr Fabian the process of the examination has so far been successful, adding that the board was addressing some of the challenges that came up during the exercise.
He also said that the board was still investigating those who were unable to be verified through its biometric process and would come out with a stand on the matter.