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UTME 2020: JAMB News Roundup For Tuesday, Mar. 24th, 2020

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UTME 2020: JAMB News Roundup For Wednesday, Mar. 25th, 2020

Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top JAMB news headlines for today Tuesday, March 24, 2020.

Below is a roundup of top stories on the 2020 UTME examination and result…

JAMB Arrests 149 Candidates For UTME Malpractices

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has released information about 149 candidates arrested for malpractices during the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME)

The malpractices committed includes attempt to cheat, forceful entrance, tampering with examination documents, examination by proxy, smuggling of mobile phones into the examination halls among others.

According to the board Imo, Anambra and Enugu States top the list with 26, 12 and 12 candidates respectively, the other states on the list include; Abia, Adamawa, Jigawa, Kaduna, Kano, Kwara, Ondo, Oyo, and Osun.

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.

UTME 2020: JAMB Issues Fresh Directive To Candidates, Adjusts Date For End Of Exam

JAMB has clarified the issues surrounding the change in exam dates for candidates writing the 2020 UTME.

The board in a statement on Thursday by its head of media and information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin noted that not all students are affected by the change of dates as been rumoured in certain quarters.

According to him, JAMB has adjusted the dates of the completion of the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination, saying the exercise would end “in the early days of next week” as against Saturday, April 4, on the schedule.

He, however, noted that only a few candidates in Bayelsa and Rivers State have their exams rescheduled and such candidates have been contacted to reprint their slips.

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.




Ogbolu George is a graduate of Mass Communication from the University of Benin. He loves politics, is a movie addict and a die-hard Arsenal fan. George is a Senior Content Creator at Naija News.