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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board has the results of 1 792,719 candidates out of the 1 , 886 , 508 who sat for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examinations in April.

Announcing the results in Abuja on Saturday , the JAMB Registrar, Prof . Ishaq Oloyede , said 34 , 120 results were withheld , including the results of 15, 145 candidates which were being further clarified as ‘ identical twins and siblings.

He explained further that 59 , 667 candidates were absent during
the exams. Oloyede stated, “A total of 1 , 826 , 839 sat for the UTME. Today, we are releasing the results of 1 , 792 , 719 candidates.

“Some 34, 120 results are being withheld , including the results of 15,145 candidates being further clarified as identical twins and
siblings. ”

The board stated that the UTME, which was conducted between April 11 and 17 , 2019 across the 36 states and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja , was painstaking , describing it as a success story.

The JAMB registrar disclosed that 116 exam centres had been blacklisted , including a Computer – based Test centre in Akokwa in Delta State which bribed exam officers with N 1 . 7 m. “We have recovered the payment voucher and the concerned staff are being investigated, but they claimed that they received the bribe because their lives were in danger , ” Oloyede stated.

He noted that the exams recorded multiple registrations, pointing out that a candidate , for instance , registered 23 times for the examination.

Oloyede said , “A total of 116 centres have been de -listed or suspended . Out of this number , 18 have been sanctioned by the Governing Board of JAMB with suspension for between one and three years for registration- related misconduct. ”

He directed candidates to send ‘ ’ to the short code, 55019 , on their handsets , adding that they did not need to patronise a cyber cafe to check their results.

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