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Breaking: JAMB Releases 2024 UTME Results, Withholds Results of Over 64,000 Candidates

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has officially released the results of the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). Held across 118 towns and over 700 centres nationwide, the exam saw a staggering registration of over 1.94 million candidates.

During a press conference at the board’s headquarters in Bwari, Abuja, Registrar Prof. Ishaq Oloyede announced the release of the UTME results. The examination spanned from Friday, April 19th to Monday, April 29th, 2024.

Explaining the delay in result release,

JAMB cited the need for meticulous scrutiny to ensure the credibility and integrity of the results, particularly addressing concerns regarding impersonation, mixed biometrics, and other malpractices.

Of the 1,904,189 candidates who sat for the exam, the results 64,624 have been withheld pending investigation. Prof. Oloyede disclosed this information, emphasising the Board’s commitment to upholding examination standards.

Out of the 1,989,668 registered candidates, 80,810 were absent from the exam. The released results cover 1,842,464 candidates, with the remaining under investigation for verification and procedural inquiries into examination misconduct.

Furthermore, JAMB revealed its examination outreach to nine foreign centres, including Abidjan, Addis Ababa, Buea, Cotonou, London, Jeddah, and Johannesburg. This initiative aims to showcase Nigerian institutions globally and uphold academic standards.

The Board is finalising arrangements for conducting the 2024 UTME in these foreign centres, underscoring its commitment to promoting academic excellence and accessibility.

More details to follow as the investigation progresses.

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