JAMB Releases UTME Results for 2021, but Withholds Others (Details)
Fabenmedia Nigeria reports that on Friday, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) revealed the results of candidates who took the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on Saturday, June 19 and Tuesday, June 22, 2021.
The board also stated that the results for the following days would be provided on a daily basis.
These were mentioned by the board’s Head of Media, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, in a statement released on Friday morning.
It instructed candidates to check their results by texting UTMERESULT to 55019 using the GSM phone used to receive a profile code and register for the UTME with the board, and their results would be sent to them.
“The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has issued the results of candidates who sat in more than 720 CBT centres for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, which was held between Saturday, June 19th, and Tuesday, June 22nd, 2021,” the announcement states.
“Each interested candidate is urged to check his or her result by texting UTMERESULT to 55019 from the GSM phone used to receive a profile code and register for the UTME with the Board, and their results will be sent to them.” The results for the following days would be revealed on a daily basis.
The Board is pleased to report that the use of the NIN (National Identification Number) has aided in the reduction of examination malpractices, since the 2021 UTME had the lowest incidence of irregularities since the commencement of Nigeria’s CBT examinations.
“However, the Board will continue to evaluate all CCTV footage and other technical devices for the purpose of detecting probable examination misconducts.
“Only a small number of results have been withheld for additional study.”
“In addition, if any candidate is later proven to have committed any type of examination misconduct, the Board will not hesitate to remove their results.”