JAMB withholds 69 UTME results, screens 27,105 again

 JAMB withholds 69 UTME results, screens 27,105 again

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board on Thursday said it would further screen 27,105 results of candidates who wrote the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination. The board also noted that it had withheld 69 results so far.

reports had earlier reported that the board’s Registrar, Prof Isiaq Oloyede, had said JAMB would screen results of candidates before releasing them.

In the statistics made available via the official Twitter handle of the board, @jAMBHQ, the board noted that 1,761,338 candidates registered for the 2022 UTME.

JAMB noted that only 1,671,203 results out of the 1,707,626 candidates who sat for the examination were released. 27,105 results, according to JAMB, would be subjected to further screening.

The board said 69 results were withheld while 1,783 candidates would be rescheduled to write the exam as a result of biometric challenges.Despite initial challenges, such as high diesel cost, JAMB collaborated with examination centres in the procurement of diesel.The board also noted that it would subsequently adopt the use of laptops for examinations.

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