By Uche Amunike
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced the release of the 2023 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results of the examinations conducted between Tuesday April 25 and Monday May 1.
This was disclosed in a statement signed by the Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin and made available to newsmen in Abuja, Tuesday.
Speaking, through the statement, Benjamin cited that a total of 1,595,779 candidates had registered for the examination in 708 Computer Based Test (CBT) centers in 105 examination towns in the country.
He however explained that the results of candidates who were rescheduled to take their examination on May 6 and those who were absent, were excluded. Also excluded in the JAMB UTME Results list, were visually impaired candidates, as well as those under investigation, as their results were still undergoing processing.
The board has also given directives on how candidates should check their JAMB UTME results. Throwing light on it, Benjamin stated: ‘To check the results, all a candidate needs to do is to simply send UTMERESULT to 55019 or 66019 using the same phone number that he/she had used for registration and the result would be returned as a text message.’
‘Also to be noted is the fact that the released results, when checked by candidates, would return the status of the candidates.’
‘For instance, with respect to absent or rescheduled candidates, or those under investigation, the response would be: YOU WERE ABSENT, RESCHEDULED OR UNDER INVESTIGATION.’
‘Therefore, only candidates who are not under any of these categories would have a returned result’, he said.
He further explained that the term, Rescheduled Candidates, included unverified candidates and candidates at Beautiful Beginning CBT Centre in Apo. The others comprised of candidates that were rescheduled to sit for the examination on Thursday, April 27, but unfortunately did not receive their notifications. Others are candidates that had reduced capacity and all those with mismatched data.
He said: ‘Candidates who could not sit for the 2023 UTME within their scheduled time, owing to no fault of theirs, would be rescheduled to take the examination on Saturday, May 6, 2023.’
He called on all candidates that fit into the aforementioned categories to print out their slips on or before Thursday, May 4 and Friday May 5, so they would find out both the time and venue for their examination.
Hear him: ‘Candidates under this categories are principally those who were verified at their centers but could not sit for the examination; those who could not be biometrically verified and those with mismatched data.’
The statement further gave the notification that candidates would be grouped in a central location within their various states, where they would sit for the examination, reiterating that it was expedient for every candidate to have their notification slips printed out latest by Thursday May 4 as a way to be sufficiently prepared with every important arrangement concerning the examination.