2019 UTME Results Are Ready And Why We Are Yet To Release Them – Oloyede



The Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Prof. Ishaq Oloyede says even though the results of the 2019 Unified Tertiary and Matriculation Examination are ready, the board won’t release them until it concludes its investigation on alleged malpractices perpetrated by some candidates in collusion with some examination centres across the country.

Prof. Oloyede said this on NTA Weekend File programme which was monitored by The Precision NG.

The JAMB Registrar noted that since the Computer Based Test is an automated process, the results were ready immediately after the students has made final submission on the systems.

Prof. Oloyede said the board decided to withheld the results in order to scrutinise them.

“We are doing this to checkmate malpractices. We have made some arrests and they are being prosecuted at the moment,” Oloyede said.

On the lateness in starting examinations in some centres, Prof. Oloyede said the board is looking into those centres most of which are government owned with a view to finding solutions to the challenges.

He also correct the wrong notion on the use of Biometric verification machine saying it had been in use since 2013.

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“This year’s examination witnessed many protests because JAMB insisted on the Biometric machine instead of using an incidence form as alternative.

“From our experiences, the use of the incidence form when the thumbprints are not captured has contributed to high level of malpractices.

“We decided to use 10 fingers to verify the students before entering the examination centres.

“As for those who had issues with their thumb printing, we called the parents and the candidates to
come to Abuja to rectify the faults. We even paid for their transportation,” he said.

JAMB has also made some arrests.

“We have arrested some people who tried to prove smart claiming thumbprints failure, whereas they registered with multiple fingers,” Oloyede said.

The JAMB boss also disclosed that some parents and CBT centre operators tried to bribe their supervisors who the board appointed to supervise the process.

According to him, the supervisors are top administrators who can never be compromised having reached the peak of their career. This he said has brought more confidence into the examination process.

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