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JAMB releases UTME results for 1.2 million candidates

So far only 41 percent of potential undergraduates seeking admission into major tertiary institutions across the country satisfied the entry requirement at last Saturday’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

JAMB yesterday released the results of 1,228,607 candidates representing 96 percent of the 1,276,795 candidates that applied.

While announcing the result in Abuja, JAMB Registrar Dibu Ojerinde disclosed that 46 centers across the states will be de-recognized following their involvement in varied degree of malpractices.

He stressed, 46 centers across 10 states have been de-recognized for what JAMB described as unacceptable behaviour during examination and that they would not be considered until the board is convinced that such behaviours would not occur again

The JAMB boss added that 48,188 results of candidates representing 3.77 per cent of total candidates that sat for the examination are still being screened before release or cancellation. Ojerinde disclosed that results for 20,780 centers cutting across 38 states of the federation are been withheld for alleged examination malpractices and that candidates found wanting after thorough investigation would have their results cancelled.

He added that Bayelsa, Rivers and Lagos states with 5442, 3302 and 2847 cases of examination top the list of states with examination malpractices.

Also, he said, the total cases of examination malpractices represent 1.63 per cent stressing that this is low compared to previous years.

He affirmed that the board would not name the best candidate until verification into all cases of alleged malpractices have been concluded.

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