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JAMB Releases More 2024 UTME Results

An additional result of 36,540 candidates who sat for the recently concluded 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) have been released by the Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB)

In a statement on Tuesday in Abuja, the JAMB Spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin said the total results released now stand at 1,879,437 after previous results were released.

Benjamin said over 26,000 UTME results are still being withheld and under investigation over alleged examination misconduct.

He said: “Others found to be involved in any examination misconduct are still undergoing investigation as 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.

Recall that the examination board had released 1,842,464 results withholding some 64,000 candidates’ results.

The JAMB registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, had explained at the time that 78 of the withheld results are under investigation for alleged examination misconduct, 4,594 for “procedural investigation of candidates, 2,896 “under investigation on verification,” and 57,056 for centre-based investigations.

Oloyede said more than 1.9 million candidates took the computer-based examination to assess candidates who seeking admission into Nigerian tertiary institutions.

He said 1,402,490, representing 76 per cent of candidates who sat the examination, scored below 200 from the maximum of 400 obtainable scores.

The JAMB boss said only 8,401, representing 0.5 per cent of candidates, scored 300 and above in the examination.

He said 77,070, representing 4.2 per cent, scored 250 and above and that 439,974, representing 24 per cent, scored 200 and above.

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Registration Will Soon End – JAMB Warns Prospective DE Candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has urged prospective Direct Entry (DE) candidates to expedite their registration process.

The board made the call on Friday via a post on its official X handle.

It noted that the DE registration was still ongoing but likely to be closed soon.

“Attention 2024 DE Applicants! This is to inform those who are yet to complete their registration that the registration is still ongoing and likely to be closed soon. You are by this notice urged to make hay while the sun shines,” the post read.

Recall that the examination board had postponed the closure of its DE registration indefinitely after saying it would end initially in March 28 and April 25, respectively.

JAMB then stated that the first deadline extension was to allow for more candidates to register for the examination following some challenges posed by the security screening measures put in place to tackle fake A’level results.

 

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JAMB Set To Release Results Of 2024 UTME

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has announced plans to release the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results soon.

JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, is scheduled to address the media in Abuja on Monday.

During the press briefing, Oloyede will give updates on the release of the results.

This was contained in a notice circulated to journalists and made available by the Board’s Head of Public Relations, Fabian Benjamin, on Sunday.

There are indications that the 2024 UTME results which would be released on Monday, are for candidates who wrote the exams in the first few days.

Others would be released after “due diligence” is completed.

In the last week, over 1.9 million candidates enrolled for the 2024 UTME across over 700 Computer-Based Test centers nationwide.

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2024 UTME Notification Slip Ready For Printing – JAMB

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has asked candidates who registered for the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME, to print their notification slips for examination.

The board disclosed this in a statement in Abuja on Thursday by its spokesperson, Dr Fabian Benjamin.

He said the 2024 UTME notification slip, which shows the date, venue and time of their examination, was ready for printing.

“All candidates, who have registered for the 2024 UTME scheduled to start on Friday, April 19, are urged to print their notification slips before the date.

“This is for them to know the date, venue and time of their respective examinations as well as some other vital information.

“To print the slip, candidates are to visit the JAMB website: www.jamb.gov.ng; click on “2024 UTME Slip Printing”, input their registration number, then click on print.

“The slip can be printed anywhere provided there is an internet-enabled computer,” he said.

He added that to successfully sit for the examination, candidates were advised to print on or before Friday, 19th April.

This he explained was to enable them locate the venue of their centre, to prevent lateness on their scheduled examination date.

Recall that the 2024 UTME is scheduled to start on Friday, April 19 and end on Monday, April 29.

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JAMB Extends Direct Entry Registration By Two Weeks

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has decided to extend the ongoing registration for Direct Entry by an additional two weeks to accommodate all prospective candidates in the process.

This is contained in a statement  by JAMB’s Public Communication Advisor (PCA), Fabian Benjamin on Saturday.

The statement reads “The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) would be extending the 2024 Direct Entry (DE) registration by two weeks to enable all candidates desirous of DE registration to do so.

“The Board commenced the 2024 Direct Entry on Wednesday, 28th February, 2024, and was to have concluded it on Thursday, 28th March, 2024, but on subsequent consideration, has now extended the exercise by two weeks from Wednesday, 28th March, 2024, consequently bringing the registration to a close on Thursday, 11th April, 2024.

“This extension became necessary following the challenges faced by candidates in going through some of the security screening measures put in place to arrest the rampant and embarrassing cases of fake A’level certificates being paraded by some DE candidates.

“The Board apologises for the inconveniences caused the prospective DE candidates and pledges that, going forward, the process would be made more user-friendly.

“However, in doing this, the Board will not compromise on its avowed determination to ensure that candidates, whose certificates were dubiously acquired are prevented from benefiting from such certificates.

“It is also to be noted that candidates, whose certificate-issuing institutions are among those on the list of institutions that have not verified their certificates despite repeated requests, would not be allowed to register without doing the needful.”

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JAMB Introduces Verbal Reasoning Test For Direct Entry Applicants

Beginning in 2024, candidates for the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Direct Entry examination will undergo cognitive and verbal reasoning tests, according to the board.

This was revealed by JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, during a virtual meeting with the commissioners of education in the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory.

A special bulletin released by the Board on Monday quoted him as saying, “As from 2024, JAMB will conduct Aptitude Test for all Direct Entry candidates to assess their academic potential or career suitability, as well as their mental or physical capacity.

“It is an intelligent test that will measure the candidate’s current cognitive skills and will not be the usual subjects such as Mathematics, Chemistry, Government, or Physics.”

The aptitude test would include verbal, abstract, mechanical and numerical reasoning, data checking and work sampling, according to the registrar.

The participants were also informed by the registrar that “only JAMB offices nationwide will be able to register for the Direct Entry”.

He said all DE candidates would have to provide the following at the time of registration: Registration/Matriculation Number of the previous school attended; subject of qualification; awarding institution; institution attended; year of graduation as well as admission letter, where necessary.

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JAMB Bans Schools From Selling Admission Forms For Distance Learning, NCE, Others

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), has banned tertiary institutions from selling admission forms for First Degree, National Diploma, National Innovation Diploma, and the Nigeria Certificate in Education into Full-Time, Distance Learning, Part-Time, Outreach, Sandwich, and other related courses.

The board in a statement on Wednesday directed that all such admission processes must now pass through JAMB only as no institution is henceforth allowed to advertise or sell “application forms” for admissions into the programmes.

The statement noted that the move is part of measures to sanitize the process and urged all institutions to comply with the directive.

JAMB added that it would work with regulatory agencies such as the National Universities Commission (NUC), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) as well as other professional regulatory agencies to ensure the policy is adhered to.

The full statement titled; ‘CESSATION OF ILLEGAL/IRREGULAR ADMISSION’ reads: “All applications of admissions to First Degree, National Diploma, National Innovation Diploma and the Nigeria Certificate in Education into Full-Time, Distance Learning, Part-Time, Outreach, Sandwich, etc., must be processed ONLY through the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB).

“No Institution should advertise or sell “application forms” for admissions into the programmes.

“Institutions should advertise candidates to apply to them through Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). Duplication of application forms is NOT allowed.

“Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and the three (3) Regulatory Agencies(National Universities Commission (NUC), National Board for Technical Education (NBTE) and National Commission for Colleges of Education (NCCE) will ensure that all tertiary institutions comply with this policy directive.

“Other Professional Regulatory Agencies will also play a role in sanitizing the process.”

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UTME Score: We Stopped Using Notification Slip Presented By Mmesoma In 2021 — JAMB

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in a statement disclosed that since 2021, it stopped using the print-out currently being paraded by Anambra candidate, Mmesoma Ejikeme as her authentic result.

The board also reiterated its position that the UTME result paraded by “Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma is patently fake.”

In a statement  on Tuesday morning by the Board’s spokesman, Fabian Benjamin, JAMB insisted that only Mmesoma paraded the“obsolete” notification slip out of all the candidates that sat the 2023 UTME.

“Consequently, the Board would like to reassure Nigerians that its system was neither tampered with nor compromised as the candidate simply falsified a copy of a result slip of a candidate named “Asimiyu Mariam Omobolanle,” who sat the UTME in 2021 and scored 138.

“It is also instructive to note that the candidate, in her statement, has inadvertently revealed the rightful owner of the result she is parading when she pointed out that the QR code on the result slip showed the actual owner of the said result before she peddled a lie in an attempt to obfuscate the truth.

“To witness the unassailable position of the Board regarding this obvious falsehood, the general public is, therefore, urged to endeavour to scan the QR code on the result slip to see its actual owner before it was mutilated. It is to be noted that the QR code encapsulates the UTME result of each candidate, hence, what is on the result sheet is nothing other than the interpretation of the information on this QR code.

“Furthermore, the public is also to note that the Board stopped issuing Notification of Result slips after the 2021 UTME for the simple reason that candidates were falsifying them. Consequently, the Board has been issuing actual UTME RESULT Slips (not notification of results ) since 2022 complete with the photograph of each candidate.

“Similarly, the public is also invited to ponder on the fact that out of all the candidates that sat the 2023 UTME, only Ms. Ejikeme Mmesoma parades the obsolete ‘Notification of Result.

“In the meantime, the management of the Board, after considering the weighty infraction committed by Ms. Ejikeme Joy Mmesoma, and in line with its established procedures, has withdrawn her 2023 UTME result and also barred her from sitting the Board’s examination for the next three years.”

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2023 UTME: 80,000 Candidates Sit For Rescheduled Exam

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB held it’s rescheduled examination on Saturday, May 6 for candidates who could not sit for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME, within their scheduled time, owing to no fault of theirs.

Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu, who monitored the exercise, expressed satisfaction with the conduct of the rescheduled examination.

Adamu, who was in the company of the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, monitored the exam at the Computer Based Test, CBT centre located in Mambila Barracks, Asokoro District of Abuja. expressed delight over the smooth conduct of the exercise.

He said: “I am very happy with what I have seen. Regarding the (temporary) holding room (for candidates), and the arrangement in where they are taking the examination, I think everything is in order”.

While saying no negative incident was recorded in the conduct of the UTME at the CBT centre, the minister, however, made a case for a temporary holding place for candidates waiting for the scheduled time of the exam.

“Everything is okay, have you seen any problem? Perhaps they should have a class for the holding room, I think that is the only improvement they will make here,” Adamu said.

Recall that the Board had on Tuesday released the results of candidates who had earlier taken part in the exam, which commenced on Tuesday, 25th April.

A total of 1,586,765 candidates indicated an interest in sitting for the 2023 UTME.

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Varsity VC Offers Scholarship To 15-year-old Boy Who Broke Jamb Highest Score

15-year-old Lotanna Azuokeke, who broke Jamb highest score record has been offered a full university scholarship.

It was earlier reported that the young lad who is a native of Ọba in Idemmili South LGA of Anambra State and attended Bishop Otubelu Juniorate, Trans Ekulu, Enugu State, bagged 99 in the exam, the highest point recorded in the exam and an overall score of 337 points out of 400 – another record.

The Nation reports that Azuokeke was given a fully-funded scholarship to study medicine at Godfrey Okoye University (GOU), Enugu state.

It was gathered that the Vice Chancellor of the university, Rev. Fr. Christian Anieke, stated this on Friday, May 5, at the presentation of a car to a university student who was made the VC for a day in the institution.