By Uche Amunike
The reason why the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board JAMB result 2022 release date is yet to be disclosed has been stated by the board.
Speaking, during a meeting with the National Youth Service Corps Management and Registrars of Corps Producing Institutions in Nigeria, the JAMB Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede stated that the delay in the release of the results was caused by internal appraisal.
He explained that the results will be released only when all reports of examination malpractices have been tendered, adding that only 60% of the results came in after the exams over the weekend.
Hear him: ‘Yes, we have no reason not to release the results but we are also doing some internal appraisal. One, we do not want this situation where you release results and you start to withdraw some; so we have asked people to submit reports, particularly of malpractices.’
‘And for the first day after the result was ready, we now scrutinized and we saw that about 40% of the report were not in. So, why release 60% and create confusion? We have insisted that this year, we will not release the results until we have all the reports of examination malpractices.’
He added that the results were ready but that there was a need to have all of them completely articulated.
According to him, about 70% of the results were presently updated but they needed to have 100% of it properly updated.
His words: ‘The result will be out; for instance, I was told that the exam on Saturday is completed now. The results are in; when I get to the office today I’ll append my signature and it will go out.’
The board has also made it clear that any candidate found engaging in malpractice through the ongoing scrutiny of their CCTV footage would have his or her results withheld, adding that results that were released before discovering the malpractice would face withdrawal.
Computer-Based Tests (CBT) centres found conniving with candidates to perpetrate any forms of malpractice or manipulation are also to face the consequences as the board reiterated that any form of examination malpractice will not be tolerated.
Hear him: ‘The board is not here to subordinate the interest of Nigeria to any other interests. JAMB would, therefore, not tolerate any infraction, no matter how small.’
‘If the tempo of JAMB activities is too high for any centre, they are to, at liberty, seek other areas of engagement as there are so many things people can do outside partnering with JAMB.’
Recall that about 1.4 million candidates have so far taken the examination nationwide, which commenced on May 6 and is scheduled to run till May 16, even as some examination towns and centres are completing their own assigned number of candidates for the year.
As the board has clearly stated, however, the JAMB result 2022 release date will depend on how soon all reports of examination malpractices are tendered.