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JAMB releases results for 1.8m UTME candidates, withholds 64,624

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has made public the results of the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, with 1,842,464 candidates receiving their scores. However, 64,624 results are currently under investigation for various reasons.

Announcing the release of the results, the Registrar of JAMB, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, revealed the figures at a press conference held at the board’s headquarters in Bwari, Abuja.

Oloyede disclosed that out of the 1,989,668 registered candidates, 80,810 were absent during the examination, leaving a total of 1,904,189 who sat for the UTME across the country.

“The board is today releasing the results of 1,842,464 candidates, 64,624 results are under investigation for reasons of:

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– Verification investigation (2,896)
– Procedural investigation of candidates (4,594)
– Centre-based investigation (57,056) in 18 centres: Edo 12; Akwa Ibom 3; Delta 2 and Kwara 1
– Alleged examination misconduct (78).

Providing an analysis of the results, Oloyede stated that 8,401 candidates scored 300 and above, representing 0.5 percent, while 77,070 scored 250 and above, representing 4.2 percent. Additionally, 439,974 candidates scored 200 and above, constituting 24 percent, with 1,402,490 candidates scoring below 200, representing 76 percent.

Candidates were advised to check their results by sending “RESULT” to 55019/66019 using the phone numbers they used during registration. Oloyede emphasized that there is no need to visit any CBT centre or cybercafé to check results.

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He said “The following are the responses to be expected hence, a candidate with a result will receive the message:

“Dear “Candidate X”, your result is as follows (and the details will be provided).

“Those being processed and those absent would receive “under processing” and “absent” respectively.

“Those under investigation would receive verification investigation, under Investigation and alleged Infraction.

“There is no doubt that the 2024 UTME would long be remembered as one of the most innovative versions in the annals of Computer-Based Testing by the Board.

“The successes recorded, particularly in terms of reduced infractions, show that the Board’s processes are getting better with each successive exercise.”

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Reflecting on the 2024 UTME, Oloyede noted its innovative nature and the reduction in infractions, signaling the improvement in JAMB’s processes.

Regarding examination centres outside Nigeria, Oloyede mentioned nine foreign centres where the UTME is conducted to promote Nigerian institutions globally and uphold academic traditions.

Addressing the issue of top scorers, Oloyede urged caution, emphasizing the need for verification to avoid misinformation.

He also discussed new methods for accepting or rejecting admissions, including using fingerprints at accredited CBT centres or JAMB offices.

However, he expressed concern over parental influence, citing it as a challenge encountered by the Board in executing its statutory responsibilities.

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