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JAMB releases 2024 UTME results


JAMB releases 2024 UTME results

Tamarauemi Ebimini

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Monday released the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), which took place from Friday, 19th to 26th April, 2024, in 118 examination towns and in 774 centres.

The Registrar of the Board, Prof Ishaq Oloyode, said the Board released the results of 1,842,464 candidates out of 1, 904,189 who sat for the examination within the six days.

This is even as he said 64, 624 results were under investigation for different reasons.

Giving the breakdown of the results, he said out of the 1,842,464 released, a paltry 0.4 per cent scored above 300 while 24 per cent scored 50 per cent (200/400) and above.

“A total of 1,989,668 candidates registered for the examination, 24.7% higher than the figure for the year 2023. Of the 1,989,668 registered, 1,904,189 were present and verified, 2,899 were present but unverified, 80,810 were absent.”

“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.

“64, 624 results are under investigation for different reasons as of 2, 896 are for Verification, 4, 594 procedural investigation of candidates, 57, 056 Centre Based Investigation (in 18 Centres: Edo 12; Akwa Ibom 3; Delta 2 and Kwara 1, while 78 are on alleged Examination Misconduct.

The Registrar who acknowledged hiccups during the exercise said: “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.”

Oloyode noted that examination infractions have continued to be on a downward trend with the introduction of CBT, saying the Board is determined to sustain the tempo through the adoption and automation of all its processes starting from registration, examination to admission.

“It is to be noted that examination misconduct is clearly being eliminated from examinations conducted by the Board as only 78 cases of examination misconduct were recorded in the just-concluded exercise,” he said.

“The Board witnessed a near-zero infraction situation in the 2024 UTME except for a few cases, which represent just a tiny fraction of what was reported last year. This is encouraging and the Board is poised to consolidate on the successes recorded.”


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