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UTME 2020: JAMB to release 450,000 UTME results, clears air on rumoured cancellation





By Uthman Samad

THE  Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it would today (Wednesday) release 450,000 results of candidates who sat for its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on Tuesday, March 17.

A statement signed by JAMB’s Head of Public Affairs, Fabian Benjamin obtained by The ICIR also debunked reports that the board had cancelled some results from the examination held on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday 14, 16 and 17 of March respectively.

He urged members of the public to disregard such fake news and always crosscheck information provided in the media.

Benjamin explained that the Board was aware of some malicious moves by some fraudulent individuals trying to cop and manipulate the results of the first day placed on the JAMB’s website with the aim to “deceive unsuspecting candidates.”

He said the attempted manipulation of the results informed the Board’s decision to move it to the mobile platform for candidates to use their unique phone numbers used in registering for the examination to access their results.

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Candidates are urged to check their results by sending “RESULT” to 55019 and not on the Board’s website.

The 2020 UTME examination exercise commenced on March 14 and is  expected to end on April 4.

Over 1.9 million candidates registered for this year  computer based test across the nation.

According to fact sheet, this year’s UTME has the highest number of registered candidates in the history of the Board since its establishment in 1978.

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Samad Uthman is a multimedia journalist with the International Centre for Investigative Reporting. He tweets @sarmerdk2 and can be shot through suthman@icirnigeria.org

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