Olaleye Aluko, Abuja
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board said on Sunday the over 1.8 million candidates who sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination would be able to check their results in their mobile phones and should not “allow any Computer-Based Test centre to exploit them.”
The board added that the examination results were, however, still undergoing screening for malpractices and would be released any time “next week.”
The 2019 UTME held between April 11 and April 17 in 698 CBT centres nationwide with technical issues and faulty computers slowing down the exercise in some centres as reported in Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja, particularly.
The JAMB Head of Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in an interview with our correspondent on Sunday, said the board had designed a process, which would be announced shortly, to enable candidates to access their results through their mobile phones, without having to go through a CBT centre or a cyber cafe.
He said, “We are working round the clock to ensure the release of UTME results. Most likely, it will be at the upper week. We will use this week to conclude on screening of the results.
“Some stories flying around about how to check UTME results and others are all lies. We have not released any results. As soon as we release results, we will announce to candidates and also explain the process of checking such results. We have simplified the process. Candidates will use their phones. They don’t need to go to any cyber café or internet provider.
“So, candidates should disregard the processes of checking results being peddled around presently. We also did not deduct 100 marks for examination malpractices. If any candidate is found to have indulged in malpractices, such results will be cancelled, not by deduction of marks.”
He stressed the need for candidates to shun reports concerning results, saying, “I repeat that candidates will check their examination results from their phones; not from any cyber café. But the full process will be announced to the candidates as soon as the results are released.”