UTME: JAMB releases additional 36,540 results

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released additional 36,540 Universities Tertiary Matriculation Examination results, UTME earlier withheld for investigation, Daily Trust reports.

The Board however dismissed the report suggesting that the outstanding 2024 UTME results, currently being subjected to intense scrutiny by its team of experts, had been compromised on account of a cybersecurity breach and that it is considering rescheduling the examination.

JAMB spokesperson Dr. Fabian Benjamin, who announced this late Tuesday, said this was in addition to the 531 results released the previous week, bringing the total results released to 1,879,437.

“Out of these, 531 results were released recently”, while others found to be involved in any examination misconduct are still undergoing investigation, according to him.

He also assured that the Board would want to review all the footage of all CCTV cameras placed in all its accredited centres to ascertain the Candidate’s culpability or otherwise.”

“At the conclusion of this exercise, the Board would publish its findings,” he said, “a closer look at the letter, which was not signed by any person, lacked every ingredient of a letter from the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board”.

“The letter is, therefore, from those, who wish to destroy the integrity of the Board, by compromising its unassailable operational processes to mislead hapless candidates with the sole aim of extorting them,” he said.

JAMB reassured that the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) and other previous years are intact, not in any cloud storage and can therefore, not be hacked by anyone.

The Board urged the public to be wary of misleading information emanating from sources not linked to the Board be it religious or other sources.

“Equally disturbing is the misleading comments of some functionaries of some private institutions, who are linking the Board with “the prevailing low ‘cut-off marks’ when in practice, it was their institutions that had submitted lower minimum admissible scores marks, even lower than what other institutions had presented.”

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