The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has debunked the rumours in some quarters that the board issued a press statement, explaining that the release of the UTME results was being delayed because its server crashed and that candidates should prepare for another examination. According to the board, the server did not crash and the results of candidates are still intact.
This was disclosed by the board’s Head of Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin on Wednesday in Lagos.
In his words, ”We want to distance ourselves from such malicious and wicked rumours by fraudulent persons, as there is no truth in them.”We did not issue any press statement concerning crashing of server. All these are antics of desperate persons trying to cause panic and confusion among candidates and the general public.
”We are not going to succumb to such rumours as we remain focused in ensuring that we achieve what we have set out to do. ”After the examination, the board embarked on a screening to determine any form of examination malpractice and infractions by both candidates and examination centres. This is what has been delaying the release of the results,” he said
He said that the screening is almost completed and that the board will soon release the results of deserving candidates.
He further stated that the board only want to ensure that innocent persons are not punished, but those that are found wanting.
He appealed to Nigerians to believe in the board’s ability to get rid of what he described as ‘criminal elements’ and also appreciate what the board is doing as it is for the benefit of the Nigerian child and the nation at large.
”We want to correct so many things might have been taken for granted in the past. ”When fraudulent individuals get away with their mischievous acts, it is because the society is in a hurry to run to a conclusion, not mindful of the fact that certain acts should be pursued painstakingly to a logical conclusion” He emphasized.
He finally urged candidates to be calm and wait for their results to be released soon as the results are still intact.