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2024 UTME: Edo laments non-release of results

Group berates JAMB over poor conduct of 2024 UTME

Candidates and parents in Edo State have cried out as the result of their Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) is yet released seven days after other states have their results announced.

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Monday, April 29, 2024, announced the release of the examination results taken between Friday, 19 and Monday, 29 April.

Over 1.9 million candidates sat the computer-based examination, which is used to rank candidates seeking admission into Nigerian tertiary institutions.

However, residents in the Edo States and other candidates who chose the state for their UTME have yet to get the results released, worst still, the umpire board in charge of the examination has yet to communicate to the concerned candidates why their results are being delayed.

Ijeoma Nwachukwu, one of the candidates who wrote UTME in Benin City, the capital of Edo State, said she is worried because nothing has been said about their results neither from JAMB nor the state education board.

“I’m confused about the whole scenario because since JAMB announced the release of the 2024 UTME, we in Edo have not gotten our results; and nothing is said about it,” she said.

Enefuwa Ayeni, a parent in Edo State speaking on the yet-to-be-released 2024 UTME result in the state said; “It’s really disturbing, my son wrote the examination, but till now the results in Edo have not released.”

Controversy continues to trail JAMB

Besides, many Nigerians have expressed concern that JAMB did not announce the highest scorer in the 2024 UTME.

Recently, Wokoma Divine Soibim with registration number 202440691799DF and an aggregate score of 362 was declared the highest scorer by a social media user.

Wokoma, who according to Alex Onyia, the chief executive officer at Educare, in his official X handle @winexviv displayed the score sheet as English Language 78, Mathematics 95, Physics 94 and Chemistry 96, and posits that he must be the highest scorer.

 “Wokoma Divine Soibim scored 362 in JAMB, and so far he is the highest in the country. He attends Charles Memorial International School, Port-Harcourt and they use educare,” he tweeted.

However, just almost immediately after posting that, another X user Moses nwa EZE @crizgold07 stated that he saw another candidate online that scored 366. “I saw someone online that scored 366 today,” he tweeted.

Amid the report performance of candidates, many candidates are coming out with excellent results. JAMB recently revealed that the overall pass rate was 24 per cent, while 76 per cent scored below 200.

Besides, another incident was that of a girl who could not take her examination on her scheduled date allegedly but was assured by JAMB to come the next day, but all to no avail.

Gozie, a FaceBook user shared this on his platform when he narrated how a girl who could not take her examination on her scheduled date allegedly got a UTME score.

In a Facebook post, Gozie said the girl was supposed to take the examination at 7 am, but all the systems at her centre were faulty.

The girl and the other candidates were told to return the next day for their examination. Gozie explained that when they came the next day, they were told nothing could be done about it.

Surprisingly, the girl also received a UTME score like others who wrote the examination. She allegedly got 191.

 Omor Dem pass well dis year sef. Imagine 2021 jamb, some dey score 21, not even sure whether anybody scores up to 300.”