Results of 1.5 Million University Admission Seekers Released by JAMB
The Oasis Reporters
March 21, 2018
Relief comes to University admission seekers as the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says it has released the results of 1,502,978 candidates who sat for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The board disclosed this in a statement released by Fabian Benjamin, its head of media, in Abuja on Tuesday.
According to the statement, the board released the results after viewing all CCTV footage during the conduct of the examination and also after taking into consideration reports from its supervisors who monitored the exercise.
According to the board, a total of 1,652,825 candidates registered for the 2018 examination, adding that the results of 112,331 candidates were yet to be released.
It noted that “out of the number yet to be released, 350 are results of blind candidates which would be released soon, while 111,981 results were being withheld for further screening”.
The board said the figure excluded foreign candidates whose examination was scheduled for April.
The 2018 UTME commenced on March 9 and ended on March 19.
Unlike the 2017 exercise, the release of results would not be immediate, adding that JAMB would scrutinize candidates’ results before releasing them to avoid multiple cancellations later.
With results in hand, many candidates would still have to sit at home for one year, biting their toenails because the crippling Non Academic Staff Union of Nigerian universities strike has made the calendar to run late.