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‘895,000 UTME candidates already have their results’


Prof. Dibu Ojerinde,

Prof. Dibu Ojerinde,

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has confirmed that 895,000 of the candidates who sat for the ongoing Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), already have their results.

The Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, disclosed this yesterday while monitoring the conduct of the examination in company of the Minister of State for Education, Prof. Mrs. Viola Onwuliri, in Abuja. According to the registrar, the candidates received their results via the Short Message Service (SMS) less than 24 hours after sitting for the examination.

For now, we have released 895,000 results, but it is not the same as collected by the kids. Some kids may not have gotten theirs because they gave us wrong information.  On the inability of some candidates to access and printout of their UTME results online, Ojerinde stated: “Their results are released into their handsets; if you give me a wrong number, your result will go to a wrong handset, if you didn’t give me a correct one, you wouldn’t get anything. If you go to the net now, those who did the examination are already on the Internet; so let them go and check.”   Ojerinde said although the examination started with some minor hitches, the board has been able to address all the concerns that were raised. “We are looking forward to the reduction in the number of days which the exam will take place depending on the available facilities.

I want to tell you that although we started with challenges on Tuesday last week, through the grace of God, we have solved all the challenges and things are moving very well, we have stabilized.

It is just about 11 days that we are going to do it this year, but next year, it will be less.”   According to Ojerinde, President Goodluck Jonathan has approved the construction of Computer-based test centres in all the 774 local governments of the federation to help in the smooth conduct of the examination. “Mr. President is building more centres for us in all states of the federation, particularly in local governments and by next year, we hope these centres will be ready for use.”

Addressing journalist shortly after the exercise, the minister applauded the Computer-Based Test (CBT) initiative by the JAMB. “We envisaged that there will be challenges, but modalities have been put in place to ensure that these challenges are taken care of,” she said.   Onwuliri stated that with time, other examination bodies in the country would also borrow a leave from JAMB over the use of computer -based test in the conduct of their exams.

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  • seyi

    please why this effort is great , many young men and women has been frustrated, some of the centers do not have good facilities, invigilators are insentive, you can imagine one person supervising 250 students, computers log out, time reduction system failing, blanks system qustion running away, places like ede polytechnic and many more, how can and computer be connected to one plug, a mistake by one shut down all, facilities should be standard, itf this things are not improve we may began to hear and see serious riot from centers bcos jamb is one year opportunity and to loose it without your own fault, come and see some crying because of system failure and insensitive supervisor, complaining about stress instead of helping out

  • Ogunyejo Afeez

    where we are going in Nigeria? admission examination every year, convocation for graduated student every year but no vacancy. privtate universities, public universities, polytechnics, colleges of education have turned to business organization “Bring money and get certificate” if at all government ready to provide job how many media organisation we have in Nigeria that will accomodate Mass communication students?. How many private and public hospitals ready to give medicine students job?. the set of people i am talking about above are graduate i have not added those will graduate later. May God bless Nigeria

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  • Okariauke

    Many candidates has not received their center slips as at today because JAMB issued one registration number to multiple candidates and till now nothing is being done, the candidates are trying to sit for the exam to be useful to themselves and Nigeria but JAMB is frustrating them and at the end they will gain employment with BOKO HARAM. Can JAMB make a
    statement regarding this discrepancy?

  • Gabriel

    Let us first of all commend the body even for the little success recorded so far, since beginnings are always rough. Even as we look forward to a better outing, at least it is a step forward for now.

  • Folorunsho Ayoola

    Nigeria it only God that can help us now jamb ave now turn to sumtin we ave to use system and write even wit the tym given those dat wanna calculate how will dey ave rest of mind cos of tym nd by d way d system u guyz provide is not even working I almost fainted cos of dis exam now are we trying to say dat nigeria is developing u guyz r only killing nd deceiving ursef o be ur sef nigeria weytin do paper nd pencil any way it not encouraging @ all anyway God knows best