The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Friday released the 2013 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results. The board announced that results of 12,110 candidates were withheld for possible disciplinary action. The Registrar of the board, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, announced the release the results in Abuja.
According to him, “ the results of 68,309 candidates from various centres are undergoing further screening to ascertain the culpability of 12,110 candidates’ results. A total of 1,629,102 candidates applied to sit for the Paper Pencil Test (PPT), while 15,008 candidates applied for the Dual Based Test, bringing the number of candidates to 1,644,110″.
He also stated that “10 candidates scored 300 marks and above, while 127,017 candidates scored between 1-159 marks. About 40,692 candidates’ results were invalid due to either multiple shading or no shading at all. After processing all the results, the board also discovered that about 47,974 candidates were absent.“
He said the candidates’ results could be accessed on the JAMB Website: www.myjambresult.com by using their registration numbers.
Warning candidates against fraudsters, Pro Ojerinde said “information reaching JAMB shows Internet fraudsters are already telling candidates that their results could be upgraded in one form or the other. This is pure deceit, the public and candidates are hereby advised to disregard these fraudsters since they do not have access to our data. Let me once again state that candidates are allowed to change their choices of institutions and courses once only, this change has to be effected within two weeks from today.”
He also stated that the Computer Based Test (CBT) has been scheduled to take place from May 18 to June 1. He therefore appealed to candidates to reprint their e-registration slips afresh to further ascertain their CBT centres.