JAMB has stated that the screening of results will be concluded between Monday and Tuesday this week. This means that 2019 UTME candidates will have access to their results any time as from Wednesday May 1st, 2019.
The board stated that the results will be released as soon as reports from the 687 Computer Based Test centres used for the conduct of the examination are reviewed which is expected to end between Monday and Tuesday this week.
This was disclosed by the JAMB spokesperson, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, in an interview on Monday in Abuja. He however refused to mention the exact date the results will be released.
He said the delay in releasing the results was caused by the fraudulent practices of some candidates who sat for the examination.
According to him, some candidates have abused some of the innovations introduced by the boarding, leaving it to properly screen the UTME results to ensure that the board does not release the results of a compromised examination.
He said: “We are comparing reports from the field and as soon as we finish either today or tomorrow, we will commence the process of releasing the results.
Benjamin also said the board will investigate all issues of biometric failure during the conduct of the examination.
There were reports of biometric verification challenge in some centres during the examination.
He said the board would look into it as soon as it finishes releasing the UTME results to ensure that candidates with genuine biometric issues are not made to suffer.
According to him, if a candidate could be captured during registration there is nothing stopping the fingerprints of such candidate from being captured during the examination.