The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has denied cancelling results of candidates that sat for the 2020 UTME on Saturday, March 14 and Monday, March 16.
The board made the clarification in reaction to rumours in certain quarters that it has cancelled the results of some candidates.
JAMB’s head of Media and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin made the denial on Wednesday in Lagos during an interview with NAN.
He described the rumours as wicked, malicious and misleading noting that it is the handiwork of fraudsters.
“JAMB wishes to reassure all candidates who have written this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) so far that it has not cancelled any of its examination or results.
“All results that have been released so far are intact and therefore there is no need for any panic whatsoever.
Dr. Benjamin also confirmed that the results of candidates that wrote the UTME on Monday have been released, adding that they can now check their results.
“Results of the 469,000 candidates who wrote on Monday have been released and candidates are to check their results by typing ‘RESULT’ and sending to 55019 with their unique telephone numbers for their scores.
“They should not check their results on the internet as the portal had been shut, following an attempt by some fraudsters to alter results of candidates.
“The board is already investigating the activities of these criminals and will not fail to take very drastic action against those that are behind this,” Benjamin said.
Benjamin also responded to complaints by some candidates and stakeholders that the board was deliberately posting candidates to centres far away from their areas of residence.
He said JAMB would not go beyond the carrying capacity of any centre all in a bid to fulfil the aspirations of candidates seeking to take the examination there.
“Let me simply clarify here that JAMB does not post candidates just anywhere.
“It is the candidates that chose their examination towns and once centres in that examination towns are filled, they are withdrawn from the net and candidates are then sent to other centres closest to such examination towns.
“It is not a deliberate act on our side,” he said.
Click this link to check 2020 UTME results.