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Awaiting result candidates eligible for UTME, says JAMB


​Candidates , who have yet to receive their West African Senior School Certificate Examinations’ results , are eligible to register for the forthcoming Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination , the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board , said on Thursday .

The organisation said the clarification became necessary following the misinterpretations by many people of a press statement about its recently -concluded restructuring exercise .


The spokesperson for JAMB , Dr . Fabian Benjamin , said in Abuja that candidates , who failed to upload their results between May and August , would not be confirmed for admission into any tertiary institution .

Benjamin stated , “ Nigerians are still not clear whether candidates with awaiting results will sit the UTME examinations or not . Now , we want to make it categorically clear that candidates with awaiting results are eligible to register and sit our examinations .

“ However , JAMB will not confirm any admission for any candidate with awaiting result . All candidates, who are desirous of tertiary education, are to upload their O ’ Level results on our website.

“ We don ’ t want to give admissions to candidates that are not qualified to be admitted. It has been discovered over time that most of the times , when these candidates are admitted, they don ’ t meet the requirements .

“ You have from May up to August to upload your results . At the point of admission , we would have sieved our records and any candidate , who has not uploaded his or her result at that point , is not eligible for admission .

“ We have a good number of candidates who have sat their exams in years past and they have their results ready , waiting for this process ; we will factor those ones and the few ones that will get their results before August .

“ We are not working for those that will be sitting their exams . But if by chance , you write your O ’ Level examinations and the UTME this year and your result is ready, good for you . ”

Benjamin added that candidates , who are not computer literate , had a choice of applying for the UTME mock examination at a fee of N 700 .

He explained that the UTME mock examination was optional and aimed at allowing candidates had a feel of the Computer Based Test , especially those not familiar with the CBT process .

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