The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has given reason the results of the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination UTME, scheduled to begin on Friday, March 9, to March 17 will not be released immediately.
The board stated the reason was to to review the activities of the candidates and to minimise the number of cancellations of result as it did in 2017.
The registrar of the board, Ishaq Oloyede, disclosed this during a press conference titled “Conduct of the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination” in Abuja on Wednesday.
Oloyede said, “We want to monitor everything that happens through our CCT cameras. Last year, we proved a point that there is nothing extraordinary in the immediate release of results but we had to cancel some results when we found out what happened in some centres.
”So, if we have to take two or three days to look at the conduct of the candidates before releasing the result so as to minimise cancellation, then we will do so.”
Mr. Oloyede further said no computer-based centre is allowed to collect any cash from the candidates.
“It is fraudulent to engage in multiple registrations, although the new system of capturing live pictures through cameras instead of scanning of pictures, biometrics capturing of fingers and the order of arrangement of names has curtailed incidences of multiple registration.
”The board is worried about the incessant cases of candidates being defrauded by syndicates, during the registration period. We arrested some of these syndicates. We call on all of you to be on the watch and call on us where such in formation is made available to you.
“About 6500 permanent and ad-hoc staff are deployed for the examination and each centre is to be manned by 10 officials. It is necessary to disclose that the board has concluded all arrangement for its activities for the 2019 exercise and a calendar has been released on our site”, the registrar added.