By Emeka Okafor
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the release of the first batch of the ongoing 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results for students who sat for the examination.
JAMB’s Head of Protocol and Public Relations, Fabian Benjamin, said the released results were that of candidates who sat in more than 720 CBT centres Saturday 19 and Tuesday 22 June 2021.
Benjamin, however, disclosed that some candidates’ results are being withheld for further investigation by the Board.
He stated that the Board will subsequently release results of candidates sitting for the examination daily.
He warned that the Board would withdraw the results of any candidate subsequently found to have committed any form malpractice during the exercise taking place at approved centres across the country.
Benjamin posited that the introduction of the National Identification Number (NIN) has contributed largely to curbing cases of misconducts occasionally recorded in the UTME.
He further advised the concerned candidates to check their results by sending UTMERESULT to 55019 through the GSM number used by each candidate to obtain profile code and UTME registration with the Board and their results would be relayed to them.
“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.
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He, however, noted that the board would still review all the CCTV footages and other technical gadgets for detection of possible examination misconducts.
The examination is expected to end 3rd of July. Over 1.3 million candidates registered for the examination.