The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board has announced that it has released the results of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results.
The results of the JAMB April 11 and 17 university admissions tests had long been expected, but the board stated that they were delayed by investigations into suspected cheating.
While at a press conference in Abuja on Saturday, the registrar of the board identified as Ishaq Oloyede, stated that the results of 1,792,719 candidates were released but thousands more were still withheld.
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Thousands of results were withheld because investigations were still ongoing, Ishaq said:
“Today, we are releasing the results of 1,792,719 candidates. Some 34,120 results are being withheld including the results of 15,145 candidates being further clarified as identical twins and siblings.”
Ishaq Oloyede further added that over 1,886,508 candidates registered for the exams across the country.
Meanwhile, it is important to note that the number includes candidates who registered at foreign centres. “Out of this number, which excludes the Direct Entry candidates, 59,667 were absent. A total of 1,826,839 sat the UTME.”