JAMB releases results of 1.7m candidates, blacklists 116 centres for malpractices

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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has released the results of 1, 792 ,719 candidates out of the 1 ,886 , 508 who sat for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examinations in April .
Announcing the results in Abuja on Saturday , the JAMB Registrar , Prof . Ishaq Oloyede , said 34 , 120 results were withheld , including the results of 15 , 145 candidates which were being further clarified as ‘identical twins and siblings. ’
He explained further that 59 ,667 candidates were absent during the exams.
Oloyede stated , “A total of 1 ,826 ,839 sat for the UTME. Today , we are releasing the results of 1 ,792 ,719 candidates .
“Some 34 ,120 results are being withheld , including the results of 15 , 145 candidates being further clarified as identical twins and siblings .”
The board stated that the UTME, which was conducted between April 11 and 17 , 2019 across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja , was painstaking , describing it as a success story .
The JAMB registrar disclosed that 116 exam centres had been blacklisted, including a Computer – based Test centre in Akokwa in Delta State which bribed exam officers with N1 .7 m .
“We have recovered the payment voucher and the concerned staff are being investigated , but they claimed that they received the bribe because their lives were in danger ,” Oloyede stated .
He noted that the exams recorded multiple registrations, pointing out that a candidate , for instance , registered 23 times for the examination .
Oloyede said , “ A total of 116 centres have been de -listed or suspended . Out of this number , 18 have been sanctioned by the Governing Board of JAMB with suspension for between one and three years for registration -related misconduct .”
He directed candidates to send ‘RESULT’ to the short code , 55019 , on their handsets , adding that they did not need to patronise a cyber cafe to check their results.

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