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BREAKING: JAMB explains why some UTME results were withheld

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has explained reasons why some results of the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) were withheld and may not be released.

JAMB had on Saturday May 14, 2022 announced the release of the 2022 UTME result, telling candidates to send UTMERESULT to 55019 to check their score.

Some candidates have however been unable to view their results despite JAMB’s announcement. In an interview with PUNCH  on Monday, the JAMB Head of Public Affairs and Protocol, Dr Fabian Benjamin, listed reasons that could lead to a candidate’s result being withheld.

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According to him, malpractice, misconduct, breach of procedural processes, and incomplete review of centre are part of the reasons the board has withheld some results.

He also urged candidates to check their results properly to avoid any incorrect assumptions.

He said; “We have released results for this batch. There are many factors that can lead to a result being withheld. It could be as a result of examination malpractice, the candidate’s inability to conduct himself or herself properly, a breach in procedural process or a review of the centre.”


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In an earlier Bulletin of JAMB, the board vowed to withhold the results of candidates found guilty of malpractices.

The bulletin read in part, “About 1.4 million candidates have so far taken the examination across the nation, with some examination towns and centres completing their own allotted number of candidates for the year while the results of sessions already taken will be released to the respective candidates.

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“However, the release of these results is with a caveat that after previewing the Closed Circuit Television footage of the conduct of the examination, the result of any candidate found wanting would be withdrawn if it had been released or withheld if not yet released,” the bulletin explained.

Meanwhile, Dr. Benjamin Fabian has advised candidates to send UTMERESULT in one word to 55019 to have their results checked.

Many candidates have been reported to have seen their scores since Saturday when the announcement was made. Several others are however awaiting theirs has the board is still investigating if it will be released or not.

Dr. Fabian explained that “To check the 2022 UTME result, all a candidate needs to do is to simply send UTMERESULT to 55019 using the same phone number that he or she used for registration.

“The result will be sent as a response to the candidate’s text message. This is the only process of checking the 2022 UTME results for now as the board has not uploaded it on its website for obvious reasons.



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“In addition, candidates are forewarned that they would, as usual, receive all kinds of messages from desperate fraudsters on how to check their results different from the aforementioned one,” he added.

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