The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) yesterday said it has remitted N5 billion to the Federal Government after the conduct of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). This was contained in the board’s weekly bulletin signed by JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, in Lagos.
Benjamin explained later in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the Federal Government gave back N2 billion out of the N5 billion to the board to enhance its operations. Meanwhile, some 2019 UTME candidates had continued to experience some challenges in accessing their results through their cell phone as advised by JAMB. JAMB released the results on Saturday and directed candidates to use the same telephone numbers they used in vending the pins for the examination registration documents to access their results by sending RESULT to a code – 55019.
NAN reports that of the over 1.8 million candidates who registered for the examination, a total of 1,792,719 had their results released by the board. The board withheld results of 34,120 candidates over alleged examination malpractice, while results of 15,145 candidates were undergoing further clarification as in the case of identical twins and siblings, for example. A parent, Mrs. Bridget Otuagha, told NAN that his son had yet to his result in spite of the effort he had made. According to her, the candidate followed the process many times without success.
“I am worried about this whole thing. My son has been trying to get his result since Saturday to no avail. “He has been sending this RESULT to the said code, up until this morning, and there has been no response to that effect. “JAMB should see if there is another way,” she told NAN. Another concerned parent, Mrs. Florence Ibem, also told NAN that her son had the same issue. “Since they released the results, we have not been able to access his score through the telephone number we used in acquiring the registration pin. “After sending RESULT to the said code severally, there was still no result. This is disturbing and frustrating.