JAMB releases 3,736 results, withheld 4 earlier released
By Dayo Adesulu
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the results of 3,736 candidates earlier withheld and cancelled the results of four candidates initially released.
The board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin in a statement said that after due verification, a number of results earlier seized were released while four were cancelled.
Before the 3,736 were released, he said: “Candidates in this category were invited to appear in eight designated centres across the country on Monday June 17.
“The centres are Abuja, Asaba, Gombe, Ibadan, Ilorin, Kaduna, Lagos and Owerri.”
According to him, the affected candidates had since had the direct interaction and interview with the intelligence committee of the board to ascertain their culpability or otherwise in some discovered examination infraction.
He said after the screening and interview, 3,736 candidates were found to be either free of any blame, or entitled to the benefit of the doubt and consequently have their results processed and released.
Similarly, he said that the Board has cancelled the results of four candidates who participated at the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Benjamin said the candidates were found to have attempted to fraudulently increase their scores at the examination.
His words: “One of the candidates who is the main culprit, had claimed that he initially scored 290 and that it was eventually reduced to 153.
“Following this claim, he was invited by the board’s headquarters for proper screening.
“It was at this point that it was discovered and proved to him that his claim was untrue and as such, he has been deeply involved in serious infraction and forgery of the examination result.
“He, however, eventually confessed to the forgery
“Further checks on his handset also revealed that he was not alone as there were evidence that he had equally been patronised by three other candidates with their registration numbers and names stated clearly, for possible illicit upgrade and faking of results.”
You will recall that JAMB had earlier stated during the released of the 2019 UTME results May 11 that post examination discovery of serious infraction might lead to the withdrawal of any released results.
Benjamin explained that a number of candidates’ results were withheld for further verification.