2024 UTME: JAMB releases 1, 842, 464 candidates’ results

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10 candidates scored above 340 marks in JAMB despite 86 per cent failure

Joint Admissions Matriculation Board, JAMB has  released on Monday,  1, 842, 464 candidates’ results who sat for 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.

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The Board said a total of 1,989,668 candidates registered to write the examination across the country including foreign centres.

According to the Board Chairman,  Prof. Ishaq Oloyede JAMB, the examination witnessed a near-zero malpractice with just 78 candidates caught engaging in the act during the examination that began on Friday, 19th April and ended on 26th April ,2024,respectively.

JAMB Registrar who announced the release of the result at a press conference held at the board’s headquarters,in Bwari,Abuja, said the board is withholding over 64,000 results,

Adding. he said 80, 810 candidates were absent leaving a total of 1, 904, 189 candidates to write the UTME within the six days of the examination.

Giving analysis of the results, Prof. Oloyede , who refused to named the top scorer, explainrd that 8,401 candidates scored 300 and above while 77,070 candidates scored 250 and above.

Similarly,he said 439,974 candidates scored 200 & above just as 1,402,490 candidates scored below 200.

He disclosed that 64, 624 results are under investigation and so the affected results are being withheld until conclusion of the investigation.

He said:”For the 2024 UTME, 1,989,668 candidates registered including those who registered at foreign centres. The Direct Entry registration is still ongoing.

“Out of a total of 1,989,668 registered candidates, 80, 810 were absent. A total of 1, 904, 189 sat the UTME within the six days of the examination.

“The Board is today releasing the results of 1, 842, 464 candidates. 64, 624 results are under investigation, “he said.

Speaking further on the 2024 UTME, Prof. Oloyede explained that, “After the registration exercise, 1,989,668 candidates, who registered for the exercise were scheduled to sit the 2024 examination, which was held from Friday, 19th to 26th April, 2024, in 118 examination towns and in 774 centres.

In the course of the examination, 25 sessions experienced hiccups of disrupting only 150 of the total 9, 156 sessions in 95 of the 774 centres. The affected sessions were promptly rescheduled. Only one centre, Makama School of Technology, Old Motor Park, Along FCCE (T) Road, Bichi, Kano State, was delisted for substandard performance. ”

“The board, at the moment, conducts examination in nine foreign centres namely: Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Buea, Cameroon; Cotonou, Republic of Benin; London, United Kingdom; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; and Johannesburg, South Africa.”

“The essence of this foreign component of the examination is to market our institutions to the outside world as well as ensuring that our universities reflect the universality of academic traditions, among others. The Board is, currently, fine-tuning arrangements for the conduct of the 2024 UTME in these foreign centres, “he explained.

Oloyede explained that JAMB would not give names of the top scorers, given that it considers its UTME as only a ranking examination.

“It is common knowledge that the Board has, at various fora, restated its unwillingness to publish the names of its best-performing candidates, as it considers its UTME as only a ranking examination on account of the other parameters that would constitute what would later be considered the minimum admissible score for candidates seeking admission to tertiary institutions.

” Similarly, because of the different variables adopted by respective institutions, it might be downright impossible to arrive at a single or all-encompassing set of parameters for generating a list of candidates with the highest admissible score as gaining admission remains the ultimate goal. Hence, it might be unrealistic or presumptive to say a particular candidate is the highest scorer given the fact that such a candidate may, in the final analysis, not even be admitted.

“However, owing to public demand and to avoid a repeat of the Mmesoma saga as well as provide a guide for those, who may want to award prizes to these set of high-performing candidates, the Board appeals to all concerned to always verify claims by candidates before offering such awards, “it explained

 

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