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JAMB releases additional 36,540 UTME results, clears air on rescheduling rumour

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In a recent development, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has made an announcement regarding the release of an additional 36,540 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results. These results had previously been withheld by the board for the purpose of conducting further investigations.

In a recent update, an additional 531 results were released, adding to the already impressive total of 1,879,437 results that had been released the previous week.

In a statement released on Tuesday night, the board made a disclosure through its spokesman, Fabian Benjamin.

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has refuted claims circulating on social media that the 2024 UTME results have been compromised due to a cyber security breach. In a statement, JAMB clarified that the results are currently under thorough examination by their team of experts and there is no consideration of rescheduling the examination.

A statement was released urging the public to dismiss the report, as it was allegedly fabricated by individuals with malicious intentions to deceive unsuspecting members of the public.

In a recent development, the board has been alerted to a fabricated letter created by a scammer and shared on social media. The letter falsely claims to be from the board, stating that the ongoing scrutiny of the 2024 UTME results has revealed a cyber security breach and that the examination may be rescheduled.

“This is far from the truth as the said letter did not emanate from the board. In fact, a closer look at the letter, which was not signed by any person, lacked every ingredient of a letter from the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board. The letter is, therefore, from those who wish to destroy the integrity of the board by compromising its unassailable operational processes to mislead hapless candidates with the sole aim of extorting them.

“The board reiterated, for the umpteenth time, that the results of its 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and other previous years are intact, not in any cloud storage and can, therefore, not be hacked by anybody.

“It is to be recalled that at the release of the 2024 UTME, the board had announced that some results had been withheld as they were being subjected to further investigation. Out of these, 531 results were released recently. Others found to be involved in any examination misconduct are still undergoing investigation, as the board would want to review all the footage of all CCTV cameras placed in all its accredited centres to ascertain the candidate’s culpability or otherwise.

“At the conclusion of this exercise, the board would publish its findings. Therefore, the public is urged to be wary of misleading information emanating from sources not linked to the Board be it religious or other sources.

“Equally disturbing is the misleading comments of some functionaries of some private institutions, who are linking the board with ‘the prevailing low ‘cut-off marks’ when in practice, it was their institutions that had submitted lower minimum minimum admissible scores marks, even lower than what other institutions had presented.

“For the purpose of clarity, minimum admissible scores are first presented by individual institutions before such are debated to arrive at a benchmark agreed upon by all Heads of Institutions across the country at its annual Policy Meeting on Admissions and which no institution would be allowed to compromise.

“Also, the board would also like to urge religious organisations to stick to their primary roles and not dabble into areas outside their calling as there are reports of some religious organisations making false representation to government at various levels for selfish ends.”

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