The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says results of this year’s UTME will not be released immediately after the exam.
In a statement on Wednesday, Fabian Benjamin, the board’s spokesperson, said the measure is to ensure the results are properly scrutinised before release.Benjamin also announced that candidates who sat for the rescheduled mock-UTME held on Tuesday can now check their results.“The results of the examination (mock-UTME) has since been released by the board,” the statement reads.
However, the board would like to stress that the prompt release of results for the mock examination would not be replicated during the upcoming Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination(UTME) scheduled to commence from 25th April, 2023.
“As such, the board stated that for the main UTME, the results would not be released piecemeal but holistically as the entire results of the entire eight-day exercise would be collated before they would be released to candidates.“It is to be noted that the board embarked on the screening of results to ensure that any UTME results obtained by any candidate is not a product of infractions and other unwholesome practices.
This measure ensures that the board would not have to release any particular result and then recall same on account of established case of malpractice. In the same vein, assessing the entire results enables the board to obtain the overall standard deviation and the mean of the performance of all the candidates who sat the examination.“By doing this, the board is able to aggregate the general performance of all candidates who sat the examination and factor same into the national education planning template.”