Good morning, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top JAMB news headlines for today Monday, May 13th, 2019.
Below is a roundup of top stories on UTME results.
Private university offers admission to JAMB’s best candidate
If Ekele Franklin, the 15-year-old boy who emerged the overall best candidate in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME), is denied admission into his university of choice – University of Lagos – because of age, he could very well walk into another school to start his studies.
That is because a private school, Gregory University, Uturu, in Abia State, has offered the Nigerian teenager a straight admission.
Franklin scored 347 in the UTME.
Ishaq Oloyede, the registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), who mentioned Franklin’s score while announcing the release of this year’s UTME results, said the teenager, who is from Imo State, may not be offered admission because of age.
Imo, Abia, Osun top UTME, JAMB blacklists 116 centres
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has released the results of 1,792,719 candidates out of the 1,886,508 who sat for the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination in April.
Also, JAMB delisted 116 centres over “registration-related misconduct”.
Announcing the results in Abuja on Saturday, JAMB Registrar, Prof Is-haq Oloyede, said the body had blacklisted 116 exam centres including a Computer-based Test centre in Akokwe, Delta State after the operators allegedly bribed exam officers with N1.7m.