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No candidate has more than one UTME result – JAMB



The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says no candidate of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination has more than one result .

The board stated this in its weekly bulletin released from the office of the Registrar on Sunday in Abuja.
The bulletin quoted the Head, Media and Publications, Dr Fabian Benjamin , as saying that candidates with more than one result were either fraudulent or victims of examination syndicates .

According to him , the board has evidence of some candidates who paid money to syndicates to ensure they gain high scores in the examination .
“ The syndicates, realising that they could not deliver as promised , instead , came up with these forged results and sent same to candidates who believed them .
“ These are the set of candidates claiming to have two results , that is , with the actual result as one of them .
“ It is practically impossible to have two results because we do not send results to candidates, rather , candidates send ‘ Results ’ to 55019 and the result is subsequently transmitted to the respective candidates. ”
Benjamin added that the board has ensured that the UTME results were secured with high – security features that would render the efforts of any syndicate or fraudster null .
One of such features , he added was a unique bar code placed on each result to safeguard it .

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He, however , warned that candidates must not become gullible and desperate and urged them to be wary of criminal elements who want to defraud them .

Benjamin also said that the board ’ s renewed resolve to confront examination malpractice headlong was yielding results .
He pointed out that the board was not responsible for deciding a national cutoff mark for admissions into various institutions, adding that the board had not set a cutoff mark for the 2019 / 20 admission process .

He, however , explained that a national cutoff mark would be decided at the JAMB Policy meeting of education shareholders and heads of institutions to be chaired by a Ministry of Education official .
He said the meeting would hold on June 11 at Gbongan , Osun state .