JAMB Releases Another 36,540 UTME Results

Written by Bunmi Abdulraheem


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has released another additional 36,540 results for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME which were earlier withheld for further investigation.

This is now bringing the total results released to 1,879,437.

A statement by the Board also gives assurance that the results and the ones for previous years are intact and not hacked as being reported on social media.

“The attention of the Board was drawn to a fictitious letter concocted by a fraudster and circulated on social media purporting to emanate from the Board stating that the outstanding 2024 UTME results, currently being subjected to intense scrutiny by its team of experts, had been compromised on account of a cyber security breach and that it is considering rescheduling the examination.

This is far from the truth as the said letter did not emanate from the Board. In fact, a closer look at the letter, which was not signed by any person, lacked every ingredient of a letter from the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board. The letter is, therefore,  from those, who wish to destroy the integrity of the Board, by compromising its unassailable operational processes to mislead hapless candidates with the sole aim of extorting them”

According to the statement, the withheld results of candidates found to be involved in any examination misconduct are still undergoing investigation as the Board would want to review the footage of all CCTV cameras placed in its accredited centres to ascertain the candidate’s culpability or otherwise.

The statement explains that at the conclusion of this exercise, the Board would publish its findings.

It urges the public to be wary of misleading information emanating from sources not linked to the Board.

On comments by functionaries of  some private institutions, who are linking the Board with the prevailing low cut-off marks, the statement explains that, it is the institutions that submitted lower minimum admissible scores marks, even lower than what other institutions had presented.

It clarifies that minimum admissible scores are first presented by individual institutions before such are debated to  arrive at a benchmark agreed upon by all Heads of Institutions across the country at its annual Policy Meeting on Admissions and which no institution would be allowed to compromise