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JAMB result controversy: Stakeholders call for cancellation of 2021 UTME results

Controversy has continued to trail the results of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB). In a recent development, educationists and parents have demanded a remark or outright cancellation of the examination to pave way for a fresh exercise.

Reacting to this, the National President, Association of Formidable Educational Development (AFED), otherwise called low-profile schools, Mr Orji Kanu, said this year’s examination should not have taken place considering the backlog of those who are already qualified for the available little spaces existing in universities.

He alleged that mass failure of candidates might be a deliberate ploy by the examination body to give room to only a few prospective students to join those already on queue from last year’s examination; adding that it seems JAMB is more focused on revenue drive rather than its primary responsibility of selecting qualified candidates who can fill few spaces available in our institutions

Another educationist, Sammy Ndubuisi, urged JAMB  to undertake a holistic review of the exercise to unravel the cause of the mass failure, whether human, programming or some other scientific error.

He stated that if a majority of candidates are affected, drastic measures have to be taken, including re-marking or re-running the tests, at no cost to the candidates.

Similarly, Association of Tutorial School Operators (ATSO) has described this year’s UTME as the worst in recent years. The group lamented that the examination was marred by irregularities, including unnecessary frustration of candidates, extortion, computer malfunction, multiple results and subjecting candidates to danger and risk.

Speaking at the annual review of public examinations, the association, led by Mr Dotun Sodunke, said considering the plethora of errors in the initial results released and subsequent mass failure, it is most likely that the software used in marking the script malfunctioned.

Sodunke recalled that a similar situation played out in 2013/2014 during the tenure of Prof Dibu Ojerinde, when JAMB had to add 40 marks to the score of some science students after results had been released.

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128 comments

  1. The told me your UTME result is not release yet

  2. Pls jamb I have not seen my result the told me your UTME result is not release yet

  3. Pls u people should help us we are trying this is for a better Nigeria the result this year is too bad, u people u should do something that will help us pls

  4. Please help us oooooooo dis is not what we expected dis year cuz we studied hard no to get 162 as a score

  5. My center were delisted, from then, I have not been rescheduled, and I haven’t taken my exam, jamb consider this situation, oooh. I must seat for my Jamb oooh. This year.

  6. Please jamb should let us rewrite the exam or better still add even 20-50 mark to each candidate that’s my take.

    • Abhulimhen samuell

      Bro. The best option is to remark the exam. Taking the exam again would just be too much stress on everyone and the performance would not be as good as it should be.

    • Pls jamb should reduce the cutoff Mark of this year Utme due to low mark

  7. Adeniyi Ayoola Akande

    Let the board add at least 50 marks to all candidates scores, we all know that if all condidate fail did not cost you anything but just consider us as some computers have fault during the exam please 🙏

    • Please jamb should add marks to us or cancel the exam and reschedule it.

      • Abhulimhen samuell

        GUYZZZ LISTEN. CANCELLING THE EXAM IS NOT THE BEST. IF WE SHOULD REWRITE IT, THE STRESS ON THE BRAIN WOULD BE SO MUCH. THINK OF REGISTERING AGAIN AND ACUTALLY PREPARING YOUR MIND TO WRITE JAMB AGAIN IN ONE YEAR ABA!!!!. U GO DIE O. THE BEST OPTION IS TO REMARK THIS ONE AND KNOW OUR REAL SCORE.

  8. Enyindah Cyprian

    There should know be any cancellation rather jamb should add mark

    • Jamb should add extra 50 marks for students

    • Elisha Johnny Ohiro Affirmative

      Good idea. However, you have to realize that there’s no such thing as ‘stressing’ the brain. It’s just another word for laziness. Remarking though, can be a good option. Writing again, can also be a good option. Whichever case, you get what you want, a better score. God bless you.

      • Elisha Johnny Ohiro Affirmative

        Good idea. However, you have to realize that there’s no such thing as ‘stressing’ the brain. It’s just another word for laziness. Remarking though, can be a good option. Writing again, can also be a good option. Whichever case, you get what you want, a better score. God bless you. The best idea though, will be to remark.

  9. I agree with u about remarking but also some very bright students didn’t do too well in the just concluded jamb. You cannot just conclude that students who didn’t score high are not that smart. You were just lucky to get a good score, some people are very bright but didn’t get high.

    • I will like to say let JAMB give some students a mark like 60 or 50 as it has already happened in 2013/2014 during the regeem of Prof Dibu Ojerinde.

    • My dear my own result shocked me…. my computer kept turning on and going off…. the center officials at onitsha told me if won’t affect me in anyway…. but when the result came☹️☹️☹️☹️

  10. Pls let them re write the exam,because of we that didn’t sit for the exam due to computer issues, on June 19th,pls jamb consider our dream pls

  11. Jamb should at least see the condition of the poor state of the exams, this problem is not only about jamb our country,,, add some mark

  12. Pls wat is the deadline for change of intuition

  13. Marvellous Uche

    Please they shouldn’t rewrite, instead they should just add mark

  14. Please sir let them remark the exam please… If they can add 60 to my mark please… We are begging in God’s name

  15. John Banke Mofetoluwa

    please,I beg of you add marks to everyone especially those that failed….I scored 158 and my cut off is 200 old if they can add at least 40 marks to my score,I would really appreciate it. Thanks

  16. Jamb cancelled the exam, because as I were missheduled I am not happy, either you set Exam for me to write or you cancelled it, if not I will take our head jamb branch to Court.

  17. Jamb cancelled the exam, because as I were missheduled I am not happy, either you set Exam for me to write or you cancelled it, if not I will take our head jamb branch to Court.

    • I really thought I would score higher than last year, I wrote jamb last year scoring 233 my government was the highest, this year I was so happy because I know government would be a walk over, even my literature and English, I was surprised I saw 55 in government, before we entered the exam hall some students asked me questions in government I answered all nd literature so wat is the meaning of that result I was given its not mine ohhhhhhhh

  18. Please let’s do our individual prayers for things must change this year, I strongly believe that.
    Amen

  19. Abhulimhen Samuel

    REMARKING THE EXAM WOULD BE THE RIGHT THING TO DO. WHEN THIS IS DONE, THAT IS THE ONLY WAY WE CAN KNOW WHO ACTUALLY PASSED AND WHO ACTUALLY FAILED THE EXAM. I BELIEVE THAT MANY PEOPLE PASSED, WHICH INDICATES THAT ENTERING SCHOOL WOULD BE RATHER MORE COMPETITIVE, BECAUSE THERE WOULD BE VERY HIGH CUT OFF MARK

  20. Abhulimhen Samuel

    I am not happy with the way the jamb exam this year played out. Even though I got 291, I am not happy because I know I could have gotten above 330 in the exam this year. Cancelling the exam would be stressful for us who have done very well. I do not agree with cancellation, and I also do not believe that those who failed this year did so well in the exam because, most of the people I met who scored above 270, are people who are very bright. I am yet to meet someone who is not bright scoring above 270. REMARKING THE EXAM WOULD BE THE RIGHT THING TO DO. WHEN THIS IS DONE, THAT IS THE ONLY WAY WE CAN KNOW WHO ACTUALLY PASSED AND WHO ACTUALLY FAILED THE EXAM. I BELIEVE THAT MANY PEOPLE PASSED, WHICH INDICATES THAT ENTERING SCHOOL WOULD BE RATHER MORE COMPETITIVE, BECAUSE THERE WOULD BE VERY HIGH CUT OFF MARK

    • 𝐠𝐮𝐲 𝐲𝐨𝐮 𝐚𝐫𝐞 𝐧𝐨𝐭 𝐰𝐞𝐥𝐥 𝐢 𝐦𝐲𝐬𝐞𝐥𝐟 𝐠𝐨𝐭 265 last year this year I got a shocking 203 When I know what I wrote In the exam was easy please explain this.

      • Samuel Osemhonahun Abhulimhen

        I CANNOT EXPLAIN THE OUTCOME OF YOUR OWN RESULT BECAUSE I DID NOT WRITE FOR YOU. SOMEBODY CAN SAY HE WROTE BUT MAY NOT ACTUALLY WRITE ANYTHING. THAT IS WHY I AM SAYING THAT JAMB SHOULD REMARK THE EXAM SO THAT WE CAN KNOW WHO REALLY PASSED AND WHO FAILED. YOU SHOULD BE FIGHTING FOR JAMB TO REMARK AND NOT CANCEL THE EXAM. THE STRESS OF WRITING AGAIN WOULD TOW DOWN ON YOU, AND THAT IS A PROMISE.

    • Elisha Johnny Ohiro Affirmative

      I do not see how writing again will be stressful when you already know what to do. Unless you just crammed or didn’t really prepare.

      • Abhulimhen samuel

        Do you know what it means to go and do registration for jamb again in the same year? Do you know what it means to prepare yourself mentally again for the same exam in the same year? When I say stress to the brain, I am talking about the mental preparation for the exam. You would not understand this, if you have not written many external examinations.

  21. Yes pls,not after having sleepless nights,and still we have nothing about finger tips to hold on to.please I. Don’t wanna go through the stress that I went through prepareing for jamb,the best thing is for the need to be done here plz

  22. Rolland Obiamaraije Blessing

    Please I haven’t seen my result
    I wrote since 21th of June…am very worried..I cry almost all day.. please do something about it

  23. This year jamb is really bad,it makes no sense,some say is the system some says the really wanna punish us….I have 127 and am not happy to say dat…I really wanna start school next year September….am going to apply for remidian form….

  24. Pls i havent seen my utme result and i written since 21 of last month
    I’m curious and scared oo

  25. Please let the jamb organiser add marks to the candidate 🙏 we can’t afford to stay one year
    again.

  26. Please let the jamb organiser add marks to the candidate 🙏 we can’t afford stay one again.

  27. Please jamb should do the needful before it will be too late I’m sure that I know what i wrote i didn’t believe my eyes when i saw my results please jamb do something please 🙏🙏🙏

  28. I was short of words when I checked my result, when I came out from Exam center I proudly say to myself that I have make it,I knew all I answered in my Biology and chemistry without thinking twice……I knew something was wrong.. Please Please and Please let the needful thing be done…I suggest there should be additional general mark to all candidate…Bikooooo…

  29. They should add 40 marks for those that score 170 upward… I can’t rewrite jamb ooooo😭😭😭😭

  30. Adebowale taiwo

    Please add to our marks just please pity us oooooooooo

  31. Guy calm down

  32. Ahh i cant write jamb again ohh its better for them to add marks to those who failed because the stress was too much ahah lass lass after all the reading in the night and going to lessons they gave me one rubbish result abeg they should add marks to people who scored 170 amd below its the best thing to do rather than staying home another year or thinking of rewriting the exam that ofc people will still end up failing again make them reason am well ohh this is peoples lives on the line

  33. Please the best thing to do is to just reduce the cut off mark for our various institutions, or rather just add marks to our score.
    Many are not satisfied with the rubbish marking they did.
    When I saw a picture of Prof. Ishq. I thought he was a sensible and soft hearted man.
    Now the thoughts of him freaks me😒😒.

  34. We cannot do another examination please,is better you add mark to our score like you did in 2014/2015.Or you remark it please.
    Come to think of it,we pay for registration fee,we did mock and pay for transport fee for mock,we also pay transport fee for the main utme examination all the way from my place to Oyo alayande the transport fee is #5000 you are now telling me now that you will cancel the examination, although my performance is not good but what if I redo it and perform poorly more than before.Is better you add mark for us.
    We failed,yes we fail and that is why it is an examination.

  35. Honestly the issue at hand is very critical. only what I have to say to this matter is; let jamb filter those ones that manage passed the exam out of those that fail the exam. so to that everyone will be happy after they rewrite the exam and pass.

  36. Audu Yiriyonga

    They should please help us

  37. Adesoji Adediji

    I told some of my friends during jamb preparation for this year that this year jamb would serve as a template in which a serious student can build upon, because jamb were able to block some of the loopholes used by the tutorial agents and parents of out desperation, l know that Jamb is not hundred percent perfect and cancellation of Jamb this year is not right either. I need to build on the achievement of this year Jamb for the betterment of the future examination.

    • Mbanaso melvina

      They should make quick decision, cause that is not my score,after all the stress running helter skelter.

      • Abhulimhen Samuel

        THE BEST DECISION SHOULD BE TO REMARK IT. THEN WE CAN KNOW THE REAL RESULT, AND SEE WHO FAILED AND WHO PASSED. BECAUSE WRITING THE EXAM AGAINT WOULD REALLY HAVE A MENTAL TOLL ON THOSE WHO ACTUALLY PASSED.

  38. Something has to be done fast

  39. Jamb shaa,only God can save us in dis country…help me tell jamb registrar that he is a bastard for giving me such result and tell him that I am more intelligent than that his son schooling abroad..

  40. Something needs to be done. This is not my result

  41. Thomas Oluwamayowa Isaac

    I think this is better because I know what I did especially in my Maths but to my surprise my score there is nothing to write home about.It is very sad.I pray God touches their hearts to do the needful on time.

  42. Jamb supposed to be cancelled oooh, even me as my center were delisted, they didn’t not resolved my Jamb exam, so I can write, jamb have to do something about it oooh.

  43. To me, the did have been done
    We just need to move on with life.
    PLEASE HELP ME, WHEN CAN I CHANGE MY INSTITUTION OF THIS YEAR EXAM BECAUSE I WENT TO JAMB OFFICE IN BUARI THEY SAID THE ONE FOR THIS YEAR HAVE NOT STARTED, I DON’T KNOW WEATHER IF I GO TO THEIR HEADQUARTER I CAN DO IT,

    PLEASE HELP ME I NEED THIS THING URGENTLY, PLS HELP YOUR BROTHER

    • The portal has not been opened at all. Maybe after they’ve conducted all the national exams shaaaa

      But I don’t think they’ll open it since they’re the masterminds behind the whole stuff so chile!

      • He’s right this year’s jamb was much more easier than last year last year’s jamb if I read.i don’t mean to brag but it is the truth ,I wrote last year and I got 240 after everything I read which was not up to my cutoff mark but this year I was devasted so I didn’t read well for the jamb and I still got the same score so if I read well I would have gotten a better score,yes it is by luck sometimes but it is not jamb’s fault that majority of people failed cause I know people who wrote this year and got a good result

        • You are right, right, read that’s the word many who failed focus on pass question which none came out and they refer that to wrong syllabus. In fact if I had read more and forget pass questions I would have scored more.

    • They haven’t started yet until the cut off marks for all schools is realized.

  44. What jamb did this year is very bad I cant just believe it oops

    • Usigho Onomegwolo

      I was lamented and fill ashamed to myself when I see my results.i said to myself, after reading all through night and day,this is what jamb gave to me,I can’t believe it.but I still see it that jamb did a mistakes to this year results and they better do the needful before it’s too late.

      • U sure say wetin u read came out? How many percent confidence do u have wether u got answers u marked correctly? We shouldn’t Linger our mistakes on sum1. Know ur mistake adjust and muv on🤷.
        To me nothing wrong wit dis year Jamb, I wrote so well I even predicted my scores after coming out from the hall. Undoubtedly 200+ was my forecast. And Yeah I scored 204🤷
        If u wrote too well and knew what u did In there. Nothing absolutely will hinder ur mark. No to blames on Jamb.

        Thank U.

        • Chidera youngstar

          Uncle over confidence, excuse me, jamb messed people up this year and you’re saying trash cos jamb gave u someone else result mtcheeeeew, in you were in there shoes u will definitely complain too but u aren’t you are now blabbing trash…
          Jamb really messed up this year and you know it oga.

          • Exactly probably his luck just shined and he got someone else’s results he’s saying shits……

        • They would have just said the is no JAMB than for them to deceive us because of money

        • I love this 💕

  45. I can’t even believe my eyes when I saw my result
    Display on Window
    They should try and do something better to this issue.

    • Usigho Onomegwolo

      Right from the beginning of this year jamb procedure, student has been having headaches over there system of operations.eg to get profile code,is was a big wahala, getting to exams Hall computer wahala and mostly even the time given to us is not enough most expecialy the science student.pls let the jamb do the needful to this year exam because I’m really ashamed of myself towards my performance.my parents know their children performance in education sector.so please jamb official you guys should do the needful.

      • Prince Adegbemiro

        I think, JAMB should re-arrange another exam for those who scored below 200 marks but not to cancel everything outright. Everybody has his/her time. What of if those that passed before now fail at resit, are you still going to cancel until everybody passes? It is not possible. Let JAMB do comprehensive evaluation of the whole process and effect necessary correction before further actions.
        The failure is on high side, honestly. It has never happened even if the side did not prepare at all, he shouldn’t score lesser than 20 marks.

  46. Pls something must be done
    Maas failure of candidate this year really choke me…imagine all science student fail..
    That’s bad….pls do something about it ??

  47. If 40 marks is to be added to everyone’s initial score, what of the candidate that scored 370 initially?

  48. Please release my result

  49. REUBEN ogbonyomi

    Jamb don’t want to releases my results

    • Abeggg o
      This is my third jamb God 🤧😭😭😭🤧 always passed every one but my o levels bin stopping me now dt I finally got dt fixed why this

      My jamb D’s year was good abegg 🥺
      I accept a remarking of d exam but not cancellation 💔

      • Chidera youngstar

        Uncle over confidence, excuse me, jamb messed people up this year and you’re saying trash cos jamb gave u someone else result mtcheeeeew, in you were in there shoes u will definitely complain too but u aren’t you are now blabbing trash…
        Jamb really messed up this year and you know it oga.

        • Abhulimhen Samuel

          I AM NOT HAPPY WITH MY SCORE EVEN THOUGH I GOT 291. I AM ALSO NOT HAPPY WITH THE FACT THAT JAMB GAVE ME A WRONG RESULT BECAUSE I COULD HAVE GOTTEN ABOVE 330 OR EVEN 365 IF THE RESULT WAS REAL BUT, I DON’T LIKE THE FACT THAT THOSE WHO FAILED ARE SAYING THE RESULT SHOULD BE CANCELLED. THE BEST OPTION IS TO REMARK AND LET’S SEE WHO FAILED AND WHO PASSED. THAT’S MY TAKE ON ALL THIS.#

  50. I can’t stay at home for a good year ,something as to be done please🙏🙏

  51. This is unfair ,how can students massively fail in such manner?they are now after the financial profit they make and not knowing that some student suffered tireless to make sure they wrote the UTME exam this year …and now look at the outcome even when they are fully sure of what they wrote .

  52. That will be better…it baffles me how massively students failed jamb this year…but funny enough the general public initially never saw anything wrong with it.. you will agree with me that as a student sir you normally know when you do well for any examination… myself was really disappointed and actually felt the lack of fair play… please let the needful be done 🙏

    • Exactly, we the students know when an exam is good or bad, not necessarily when the result comes out
      Attention should be paid to reasons why there were massive failures by JAMB

      • I can’t just imagine what jamb has just done to bring this mass failure,I just pray that God should touch their heart to do tangible thing about this mass failure

        • Abhulimhen Samuel

          THE BEST THING TO BE DONE IS FOR JAMB TO REMARK THE EXAM, SO THAT THOSE WHO FAILED AND THOSE WHO ACTUALLY PASSED THE EXAM CAN BE SEPARATED OUT. IT IS NOT THAT I AM TOO INTELLIGENT BUT, I DON’T LIKE TO ASSOCIATE MYSELF WITH PEOPLE THAT FAIL AND THIS YEAR’S JAMB IS MERGING ALL OF US TOGETHER. IT IS NOW A POPULAR BELIEF THAT THIS YEAR, EVERYBODY WAS GIVEN FAKE RESULT. FOR THE RECORD, I SCORED 291 EVEN THOUGH I BELIEVE THAT I COULD HAVE SCORED ABOVE 330 IF THE REAL RESULT COMES OUT.

    • Y’all saying jamb should cancel this year result, did you people consider those that were lucky to past the jamb, instead insist that jamb should cancel jamb result below 150 or 170, I don’t wanna pass through the stress of jamb again, before you attack me this is the second time I’m writing jamb not because I don’t know what I wrote but things didn’t go well as expected.

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