By Uche Amunike
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB/ Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME results of over 1.7 million candidates that sat for the exam in 2020 has been released.
According to the Head of Public Affairs and Protocol of the board, Fabian Benjamin in a statement issued on Saturday, candidates are to check their UTME JAMB results by sending UTMERESULT to 55019 with the same phone number that they used for registration.
The statement read: ‘To check the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result, all a candidate needs to do is to simply send UTMERESULT to 55019 using the same phone number that he/she had used for registration and the result would be returned as a text message. This is the only process of checking the 2022 UTME results for now as the Board has not uploaded it on its website for obvious reasons.’
The board has also warned the general public, especially the candidates that took part in the examination to be cautious of the unsavory activities of fraudsters who falsely claim that there were errors in the scoring of candidates in the 2022 UTME JAMB exam, explaining that the UTME is a computer-based test that is scored electronically which makes it impossible to have any human mediation whatsoever.
Benjamin maintained that the unfounded rumours making the rounds were mere products of the deceitful brains of those responsible for such baseless incriminations.
His words: ‘the board reiterates that there is no room for errors it’s electronic scoring system nor doesn’t plan to organize another UTME.’
He further explained thus: ‘This clarification became necessary following reports of a purported rescheduling of the UTME from a section of the social media citing phantom errors in the computer scoring system and a purported apology from JAMB to the effect that another UTME would be organized.’
‘The Board wishes to state that the report is not only false, mischievous, but also misleading and crafted out of the frustration and inability of these fraudsters to dupe unsuspecting candidates owing to the series of innovative strategies the Board had put in place to protect candidates’.
He maintained that the board sounded a note of warning to the candidates and general public earlier because they expected that some of these nefarious individuals would find ways to carry out their evil machinations on unsuspecting candidates.
He further advised the general public to ignore such news items as they never emanated from JAMB, nor did it authorize any individual or group to make such a pronouncement on its behalf and encouraged them to avail themselves of its user-friendly advisories to assess the Year 2022 JAMB UTME results and other periodic visits to www.jamb.gov.ng.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), is a Nigerian entrance examination for tertiary institutions which conducts an entrance Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for prospective undergraduates into Nigerian universities. It is also charged with the task of overseeing similar examinations for applicants to Nigerian public and private monotechnics, polytechnics and colleges of education.