The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) yesterday revealed the id of the candidates that made highest scores within the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
In accordance with JAMB, 15-year-old boy, Ezenala Ekene Franklin, from Imo State, scored 347 factors to emerge the perfect candidate within the examination. He made the College of Lagos (UNILAG) his first selection establishment.
Ezenala was adopted intently by a 16-year-old Igbam Emmanuel Chidiebube, from Abia State, who scored 346 factors with UNILAG additionally as first selection of establishment.
The third greatest candidate, JAMB disclosed, was Olowu Isaac Olamilekan from Osun State, who scored 345 factors and made Obafemi Awolowo College (OAU) first selection of establishment.
The JAMB Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede, who introduced the names in Abuja, expressed worry that the perfect candidate and the runners-up won’t safe admission within the 2019 window in the event that they fail to take sure steps shortly.
He mentioned that each candidates selected UNILAG, saying sadly, UNILAG doesn’t admit candidates under the age of 18.
“UNILAG sees them as underage candidates. The UNILAG Senate took that call years in the past and so they nonetheless preserve it. JAMB has no energy to compel them to vary their resolution.
“The candidates won’t concentrate on the regulation, however that isn’t an excuse. They need to shortly make some adjustments, significantly in establishment of selection, so they might stand a greater likelihood of securing admission,” he suggested.
Oloyede mentioned that different candidates that had excellent efficiency within the 2019 UTME embody 16-year-old Odo Kingsley Obinna from Enugu State who scored 344 factors, with College of Nigeria (UNN) as first selection establishment.
He mentioned that 18-year-old Olisakwe David Chukwuebuka from Imo State and 16-year-old Okezie Emmanuel from Abia State, scored 343 factors every, whereas Okeke Franklin Ikechukwu, from Anambra State scored 342.
He equally introduced that 18-year-old Shuaibu Abdullahi Maje, from Yobe State scored 342 factors to occupy the eighth place on the desk.
The Registrar, nevertheless, broke down in tears as he was asserting the discharge of the outcomes.
He was apparently overwhelmed by the invention made through the interval of scrutiny of the examination centres, which was unprecedented as he was deeply shocked by the extent some candidates may go to excellent their dishonest methods.
He advised the journalists that JAMB recognized giant variety of impersonators that specialised in writing UTME for candidates, and a lot of the tutorial masters that additionally specialised in recruiting skilled writers for the candidates.
He mentioned that they used names immediately or variants of the names or by a number of registrations.
“In Anambra State, two centres registered giant variety of impersonating candidates and that led to cancellation of the outcomes and the CBT centres delisted. We additionally tracked the registration centres and the computer systems used.
“One other dimension of impersonation was a futile try of defeating the biometric capturing of 10 fingers that was launched in 2017. The fraudsters thought they might beat the system by ‘contributed fingers’ the place two or extra individuals would use their fingers to register for candidates, pondering that any of them would have the ability to write for such candidates if the system allowed it.
“One other examples was in Aminu Saleh School of Training, Azare, the place somebody’s fingerprint was found in 42 individual’s registration, and in Bauchi State College, Gadau, the place one individual’s fingerprint was traced to the registration of 64 candidates with a view to permitting any of the finger-contributing impersonators to entry the examination corridor,” he mentioned.
He mentioned that the Board went to the extent of interacting with the principal officers of the establishment in Azare and “we appreciated the Council Chairman and Provost of the School whose cooperation led to the confession of the offender that he contributed fingers in good religion.”
He highlighted one other case in Borno State the place, in Nassara Laptop Academy, Maiduguri, 233 candidates had one specific finger included in every of their biometric registration.
He mentioned that JAMB has made consultant arrests by the trouble of a Particular Activity Drive arrange by Drive Intelligence Bureau (FIB), which assisted JAMB tremendously in monitoring the offenders.
The Registrar apologised to Nigerians for the sudden delay within the launch of the outcomes and thanked them for his or her persistence all through the interval.
He mentioned: “We’re releasing the outcomes of 1,792,719 candidates. Some 34,120 outcomes are being withheld together with the outcomes of 15,145 candidates that are being additional clarified as similar twins and siblings.”
He suggested candidates to make use of the telephone numbers they used to register to textual content RESULT to 55019, insisting that there was no have to method any Laptop Based mostly Check or cyber café to examine the outcomes.
He added: “Those that had been absent, acquired their registration cancelled or had their outcomes withhold can be duly knowledgeable.”