By Uche Amunike
The much awaited Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) Mop-Up Result 2022, which was held on Saturday August 6, has finally been released by the examination board.
This was made known by the Director of Protocols and Public Relations, JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in Abuja, through a statement which he released to the general public.
In the statement, he gave specific directives on how to go about checking the results of the examination.
Hear him: ‘To check the results of the 2022 UTME Mop-Up Examination conducted on Saturday, August 6, 2022, all a candidate needs to do is to simply send RESULT to 55019 using the same phone number that he/she had used for registration and the result would be returned as a text message.’
‘Candidates can also print their results from the Board’s website www.jamb.gov.ng after linking their email address to their profile.’
‘The Board, in line with its desire to adhere to the ease of doing business protocol of the government, has adopted this user-friendly and simplified process of checking UTME results.’
‘Furthermore, this simplified process would also serve to preclude the unconscionable exploitation of candidates by shylock business centres and cyber cafes which often take advantage of hapless candidates.’
Recall that JAMB scheduled mop-up examinations for some candidates spread out in ten centers across five states in Nigeria. They also explained, through a statement earlier released to the public, that they came to the decision to conduct the mop-up examination after series of investigations.
Their statement: ‘It should be noted that, as it is the custom with the Board after every Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, the various reports from its officials in the field and video footage of the examination are reviewed by its team of experts, with a view to detecting activities subversive of the examination process.
‘It is after all the reports have been collated and considered that the management would take critical decisions as to the necessity or otherwise of a mop-up examination for which category of candidates. After a thorough analysis of the conduct of the 2022 UTME in 10 centres spread across five states of the Federation, where examination malpractice was established to have taken place, it became necessary to cancel the results of all the candidates who sat the examination in the 10 centres.’
‘The Board also took cognisance of the fact that some innocent candidates unfortunately sat for their examination at these centres. Consequently, all candidates who sat for the UTME in the centres listed below have been rescheduled for the August 6, 2022 mop-up UTME.’
During a supervisory visit to one of the centers where the mop up examination was held on Saturday, the registrar of the board, Professor Ishaq Ooyede told newsmen that the board spent N100 million for the conduct of the examinations of over 42,000 candidates.
The board assured candidates that the process they have put in place for candidates to check their JAMB Mop-Up Result 2022 is user-friendly and simplified.