THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board yesterday explained why it has not released the results of this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Reacting to the escalating conversation surrounding the delay, JAMB’s head of information Fabian Benjamin on Thursday, April 17, said the temporary constraint was because some candidates were caught for massive fraud and impersonation, hence the delay. He, however, gave the assurance that the results would be released after the board has completed the necessary screening process.
He made this known in his statement
“We will not release the results in a hurry. We will do a lot of crosschecking and matchmaking to be sure that nobody that was engaged in illicit act will go Scot free.
“We will release the results as soon as we finish checking the results to ensure that all those ones that we caught in various illicit registration acts are properly dealt with and those that e could not arrest are withheld.
“We will release the results when we finish doing our screening. We are screening the whole results. We don’t have the numbers now but we won’t release any result until we are sure of the whole thing.”
Benjamin said the board has arrested over 100 persons for impersonation and other fraudulent practices during the examination.
He also said the board would look into the several reports of bio-metrics failures in some of its centres nationwide. “We are picking them across the nation. As at today, we have picked up over a hundred candidates and we are still picking. “Though we may not be able to pick all of them because of logistics problem and the state but what we are doing now for those we could not pick who may have written the exam and gone, we are fishing them out true their result,” he said.
According to him, the board would fish out anyone who was engaged in sharp practices during the examination through their results and withhold them.