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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) discloses that the result of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will be released on June 23.
The Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, made this known on Wednesday during a news briefing in Enugu State.
Oloyede declared that he had no reason whatsoever to withhold the UTME results.
He said, “The result ought to be out by now, but because I am not at the headquarters and I do not want to approve it while on the field.
“But as soon as I get to Abuja today all the examinations up to the one being taken today will be approved and released because we have no reason to continue to hold on to it.”
Oloyede said his team was at the Southeast to make assessment of what was going on with the conduct of the examinations and also to visit new University in Ebonyi.
The Registrar stated that JAMB registered 1,415,501 candidates in the UTME 2021 and 1,122, 095 had taken the examinations so far while 66,111 had yet to take the exams.
As indicated by him, the board has some 650 examination centres across the nation, out of which, 30 centres have been delisted for performing below standard.
He said, “53 centres are currently under watch while 600 of them performed excellently.
“It is our wish and desire that the board will continue to ensure that such non-performing centres with ulterior motive will not be allowed to participate in the exercise.”
The Registrar clarified that the utilisation of National Identity Number (NIN) as mandated by the Federal Government helped to reduce examination malpractice during the examinations.
Oloyede said, “We were talking about the bogus 2.2 million candidates, but it has become clearer that more than 500,000 of such number are fake and …duplication.
“And we were able to detect this through NIN and now we have realistic number of JAMB candidates.”
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