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How to check 2021 JAMB UTME results through SMS


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THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Friday, released the 2021 Unified Matriculation Examination (UTME) examination results, and the procedure for checking them via mobile phones.

JAMB’s Spokesman Fabian Benjamin, in a statement, announced the release of the 2021 UTME results on Friday.

He explained that the exercise was largely successful as fewer cases of malpractices were reported.

“The Board notes with satisfaction that the utilisation of NIN (National Identification Number) has helped in curbing examination malpractices as the 2021 UTME has recorded the least incidence of irregularities since the inception of the CBT examinations in Nigeria,” he said.

The 2021 UTME was conducted between June 19 and 22 2021, in 720 CBT centres in the country.

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JAMB noted that it would still review all the Closed-Circuit Television (CCTV) footages and other technical gadgets for detection of possible examination misconducts. Extremely comparatively few results are being withheld for further investigation.

“In addition, the Board would not hesitate to withdraw the results of any candidate subsequently found to have committed any form of examination misconduct.”

How to check 2021 UTME results

According to JAMB, candidates who sat for the 2021 UTME examination could access their results via SMS from their various mobile devices following this procedure:

  1. Candidates are expected to send ‘RESULT’ via SMS to 55019 with the phone number they used in registration for JAMB.

  2. If any candidate uses a phone number different from the one registered with, they will get a response telling them the number was not used for registration.

  3. Candidates who check their UTME results with their registered number will get a message which will read as “Dear Mr/Miss X, your result is as follows.”

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    But for candidates whose results were withheld by JAMB, the examination body will send them a message telling them “Result Withheld.”

Vincent Ufuoma is a reporter with The ICIR. He is a lover of God, truth, knowledge and justice.

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