The Registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB has given a statistics of the performance of candidates in the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME. According to him, 2,906 candidates scored over 300 as against 4,683 in the 2018 results. He added that 57,579 candidates scored between 250 and 299 as against 64,120 in the 2018 results.
Further break down shows that, 366,757 candidates scored between 200 and 249, which he said is a significant improvement from the 2018 results.
361,718 candidates scored between 180 and 199 as against 325,152 in 2018, while 494,484 scored between 160 and 179 as against 455,898 last year.
410,844 candidates scored between 140 and 159 as against 346,825 recorded in 2018 while also 99,463 scored between 100 and 139 as against 64,712 in 2018.
The registrar said that about 1,792,719 candidates sat for the exams, while 34,120 candidates had their results withheld for examination malpractice also 15,145 results were withheld for further clarification.
He mentioned that some of the irregularities that marred the 2019 UTME include; multiple registration, manipulation of biometrics, impersonation and deliberate destruction of power sources during the examination.
He mentioned a case of some one registering 23 times for just a single examination.
He said that the many arrests has been made and so far 116 centres had been delisted for various infractions, saying that 18 of the 116 centres were previously sanctioned by the governing board of JAMB.
He finally assured institutions that the board is committed to sending biometrics and photo details of candidates to the institutions for post UTME.