UTME 2019: JAMB releases 15, 490 withheld results

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THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released another 15,490 results of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) it had earlier withheld on suspicion of malpractices.

JAMB’s Head of Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

The release followed the expert review of the cases of this category of candidates who were requested to upload certain credentials for scrutiny.

He urged the candidates to send RESULT to 55019 to check their results.

The statement reads, “In consonance with the promise made by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) during the release of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on Saturday, 11th May, 2019 that it would further probe the identity and involvement of some candidates who were suspected of being involved in one examination infraction or another, the Board has further cleared and released the results of 15,490 candidates in this category.

“Those who have sufficiently proved their innocence.

“Those with inconclusive evidence of culpability and were given the benefit of the doubt because of the guiding principles of the Board that it is better for many criminals to go free than to punish one innocent candidate.

“They are to send RESULT to 55019 for their result,” the statement said.

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Benjamin added that the results of 321 candidates whose guilt have been firmly established by the board has been cancelled and notified while some candidates were invited for further interrogation before their results could be released to them.

The statement reads: “Those whose culpability have been firmly established thus necessitating the cancellation of their results. A total of additional 321 results were therefore conclusively cancelled and the candidates are being notified.

“Candidates who did not heed the advice to upload evidence of their identity vis-a-vis the other impersonators and there are incontrovertible evidence of their culpability. They also have their results cancelled along with category above.

“Those whose upload of evidence necessitated further interrogation. They have been notified and invited (through phone call, their profile, text message and email) to designated centres across the country for further clarification of the evidence against them.

“It is in their interest to attend otherwise the evidence will be taken as conclusive.”

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