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UTME 2017: Why we haven’t released 80,809 results – JAMB

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Registrar ‎Joint Admission Matriculation Board, JAMB, Ishaq Oloyede, on Wednesday, explained extensively why 80,809 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME, results is yet to be released.

Oloyede stated this in Abuja while briefing journalists on the upd‎ate of this year’s UTME.

He said in order to curb the challenges of candidates using electronic devices for malpractices, JAMB as from 2018 will use electronic jammers at the examination centres.

According to him, “So far we have released the results of 1,606,901 leaving us with 80,889, out of this 80,889 we have deliberately with held 76,923 because of alleged malpractices in the centres where the examinations Were held.

“The remaining have issues like those ‎whose thumb or biometrics couldn’t be verified would not be allowed to do the examination because it would require further investigation. As of today 640 candidates could not do biometrics.

“We have investigated why and found various reasons. Some are d‎ue to fraudsters, some candidates did registration in unacredited centres.

“We are not saying all the 80,889 committed alleged infraction , in fact those who committed the infraction would be less than 10% but when something happens in a centre pending the result of investigation, the best thing is to with hold the results.

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“We released the results within 24 hours to make a point, if we have wanted we could have allowed candidates to get their results immediately but if we had delayed, people would have said we couldn’t deliver.

“If am still the JAMB boss in 2018, I won’t release the results until ‎we have taken all issues and clear all cases against them because that is the international best practice.

“And I want you to know that the results that haven’t been released will be released before the commencement of admission process for those who are not guilty of any infraction.

“And those who were not verified, would be made to write the examination be part of those who are rewriting their examination as promised. And they would write it under my very eyes.

He also said so many private schools did so many funny things.

Less than 1,000 candidates we are also going to give them benefit of doubt because they had issues with their Computer Based Test, CBT, centres ‎or had issues with their cables, we are going to perform supplementary examination to.

“But we won’t reschedule for those with excuses like, I had accident or I was sick”.

On malpractices, he said the board was a step ahead of criminals because they didn’t give candidates same questions on each session.