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JAMB Desist From Hasty Release Of UTME Examination Results
« on: March 09, 2018, 02:41:08 PM »
 

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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said it will not release the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results immediately, unlike it did in 2017.

The examination is scheduled to begin on Friday, March 9, to March 17.
The registrar of the board, Ishaq Oloyede, said this during a press conference titled “Conduct of the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination” in Abuja on Wednesday.

According to the registrar, the reason for the delay in releasing the results is to review the activities of the candidates and to minimise the number of cancellations.

“We want to monitor everything that happens through our CCT cameras. Last year, we proved a point that there is nothing extraordinary in the immediate release of results but we had to cancel some results when we found out what happened in some centres. So, if we have to take two or three days to look at the conduct of the candidates before releasing the result so as to minimise cancellation, then we will do so”, he said

Mr. Oloyede said no computer-based centre is allowed to collect any cash from the candidates adding that the board will release the agreed sum of N600 per candidate due to the centres to them.

He also said the board will not relent in its effort to tackle examination irregularities.

“It is fraudulent to engage in multiple registrations, although the new system of capturing live pictures through cameras instead of scanning of pictures, biometrics capturing of fingers and the order of arrangement of names has curtailed incidences of multiple registration”, he said

The registrar urged candidates to adhere strictly to the date and time allocated to them for examination. He said any candidate who fails to turn up on schedule for his or her examination automatically misses the examination.

“The board  is worried about the incessant cases of candidates being defrauded by syndicates, during the registration period. We arrested some of these syndicates. We call on all of you to be on the watch and call on us where such in formation is made available to you”, Mr. Oloyede said.

Mr. Oloyede said his ambition is to sanitise the system. He said the board will not hesitate to deal with anyone trying to ”cheat the system or the candidates”.

“About 6500 permanent and ad-hoc staff are deployed for the examination and each centre is to be manned by 10 officials. It is necessary to disclose that the board has concluded all arrangement for its activities for the 2019 exercise and a calendar has been released on our site”, the registrar added.

Similarly, in a statement  issued on Wednesday, the board gave the statistics of applicants for 2018 UTME.

According to the board, a 1,662,762 candidates registered for the 2018 UTME within a period of of two months as against 1,718,425 candidates who registered within one month ”with an extension of two weeks” in 2017.

The board said the figure for 2018 shows a decrease of 55,642 applicants, which represents a decrease of 3.2 per cent.

The board said findings also revealed that the drop in the 2018 UTME is due to ”measures put in place by the board to forestall multiple registrations and other unwholesome registration practices by candidates”.

The board presented the tables showing the total number of top 10  applications by states of origin of the candidates.

S/N   STATE       TOTAL
1   IMO            92890
2   OYO           86695
3   OSUN           86044
4   OGUN           80371
5   DELTA        80052
6   ANAMBRA   72747
7   EDO                 66437
8   KADUNA   65881
9   KANO           64723
10   ONDO           63894
Below is the total number of 10 lowest application made by state of origin of the candidates.

S/N   STATE                   TOTAL
1   BAUCHI                24839
2   TARABA                22323
3   ADAMAWA            22184
4   BAYELSA               19388
5   JIGAWA                18334
6   YOBE                  15502
7   KEBBI                 15319
8   SOKOTO                13456
9   ZAMFARA               10077
10   FCT                    6418
Below is the statistics of admissions in the last 10 years according to the board.

S/N   YEAR   NUMBER
1   2008   361805
2   2009   409888
3   2010   444165
4   2011   442269
5   2012   446706
6   2013   513207
7   2014   467074
8   2015   522856
9   2016   560925
10   2017   550,357+
The 1,662,762 candidates will be writing the examination across the country in 605 centres.
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