Good day, Nigeria, welcome to Naija News roundup of top JAMB news headlines for today Friday, May 27th, 2022.
Naija News reports that the Joint Admissions And Matriculation Board (JAMB), has conducted the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), an entrance examination board for higher institutions in Nigeria.
Below is a roundup of top stories on the 2022 UTME examination…
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has revealed that a total of sixty-nine 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results were withheld from the last exercise.
Naija News understands that the 2022 UTME examination kick-started on Friday, 6th May and ended on Friday 13th May 2022.
The examination body has since granted access to candidates to begin checking and printing of their 2022 UTME results online and via mobile phone text messages.
JAMB had earlier told candidates that their 2022 UTME results can only be checked via SMS. It advised candidates in a statement released weeks ago, to send UTMERESULT to 55019 using the same phone number they used for JAMB registration 2022 to check their results.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has given the sum of N27.2 billion being the operating surplus from 2017 to 2022, while N9.7 billion was used for capital projects in the same period.
Professor Is-haq Oloyede, the Registrar of JAMB who revealed the development on Tuesday, said the the sum of N3 billion operating surplus was remitted to the Government in 2022.
He gave the breakdown of the remittances as follows: 2017-N7.8 billion, 2018-N5.2 billion, 2019-3.76 billion, 2020 – N4 billion, 2021 – N3.5 billion and 2022 – N3 billion.
The registrar said that the Minister of Education Malam Adamu Adamu has approved the establishment of Advanced Level (A-Level) certificates data bank in the country in order to curtail the use of fake certificates by candidates in securing admissions into tertiary institutions in the country.