Today , The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has reportedly announced its plans to release UTME result of over 1.3 million candidates who sat for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination that started on the 7th of March and ended on the 17th of March, after they had gone through security checks and found to be without malpractice.
The JAMB Head of Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, who stated this in an interview with Punchng correspondent, He added that the UTME results of Computer-Based Test centres where the CCTV showed malpractices had been cancelled.
He explained during the interview, “the board said the CCTV showed CBT centre owners collecting money from candidates to engage in malpractices and also threatening JAMB officials at the centres.
The JAMB spokesman added “We are presently viewing the CCTV to ensure that results are not released in several batches. On Monday, we will release over 1.3 million results. These are the results of the CBT centres that have been screened. We cannot say how many cases of malpractice we have yet, because we are still viewing the CCTV to discover more cases”.
“What the JAMB officials did was to silently play along with them, but we were watching everything on the CCTV. We later sent operatives to the centres and caught them. Such UTME results were completely cancelled. We knew that there were some innocent candidates in such centres and we have asked them to go to other CBT centres and rewrite immediately.”
Benjamin said candidates whose fingers could not be captured during the biometric verification before the examination, would not be allowed to retake the examination, as the failed biometric verification has automatically disqualified them.
The UTME examination arrangements for the blind candidates has been concluded and the examination will take take place today 19th of March, and will be carried out in four different states such as Lagos , Enugu , Abuja, Benin, and Kano added by Benjamin.