The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board
(JAMB) has said it would henceforth ensure
the resolution of all exam issues before releasing results of its Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), to avoid cancellation.
Spokesperson of the exam body, Fabian
Benjamin stated this in an interview with
newsmen in Bwari, Abuja on Saturday, while
confirming the release of the results Benjamin admitted that the results of supplementary examination conducted by the Board on July 1, had been ready for release since.
“The results had been ready as usual; we release results two hours after examination; this delay was because we wanted to take our time to clear all issues.
“This is also to ensure that all the CCTV at
centres we conducted mop-up examinations
were adequately fixed; we do not want situation where we release results before thinking of cancelling it.
“What we want to be doing now as we have
started with this mop-up examination, and will
be doing in 2018, is to ensure all issues are
resolved before releasing results.
“It is our view that there is no need rushing to
release results; it is better to do whatever is
supposed to have been done, before we
release the results.”
He urged candidates yet to receive their
supplementary examination results, not to
panic, saying that no result from the mop-up
examination was outstanding.
He said that the breakdown of the 2017
UTME result could not be published at the
moment since the Board was yet to conduct
exam for foreign candidates.
“We are still writing exam and it will be unfair
to publish the whole results when people are
“We just rolled out forms for foreign centres,
so once we finish that, which is not going to
take long, we will do the analysis and come to
a conclusion,” Benjamin said.