Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top JAMB news headlines for today Monday, March 23, 2020.
Below is a roundup of top stories and the latest information on the 2020 UTME examination and result.
UTME 2020 Ends As JAMB Conducts Exam For Physically Challenged Candidates
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Sunday concluded the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Apart from some regular candidates who were rescheduled to sit the examination in Bayelsa State on Sunday, a total of 354 physically challenged candidates also took part across 12 centres, which are located in Lagos, Ondo, Ekiti, Oyo, Kano, Enugu, and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja.
JAMB Releases Fresh UTME Results
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Wednesday released the Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME) results of candidates who took the exam nationwide on Tuesday.
Naija News reports that this was revealed by the board’s Head of Public Affairs, Dr Fabian Benjamin.
Jamb also revealed that fraudsters were extorting money from the candidates to access the results.
JAMB has provided additional information on how candidates can check their 2020 UTME results.
This follows complaints by some candidates that they are unable to check their results via the JAMB result checker portal.
Explaining why such candidates are unable to access their results, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, JAMB Head, Media and Information narrated that the board had to shut down the portal following an attempt by some fraudsters to alter results of candidates.
He, therefore, directed candidates who wrote the exam on Monday to check the result through text messages on their phone.
UTME 2020: JAMB Speaks On Cancelling Results Of Candidates
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.