The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has officially released the results of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). JAMB 2019 was released a few minutes ago.
The registrar of the board, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, told newsmen in Abuja on Friday that the details of the results will be announced by 10 a.m. on Saturday.
”We are holding a meeting now so we can have all the details available by tomorrow. We are releasing our results tomorrow,” he said.
Recalled that the 2019 UTME began on April 11 and ended on April 17 with about 1.8 million registered candidates.
Unlike previous years, the 2019 JAMB results took extra weeks to come in. The board said it needed more time to investigate cases of cheating.
Issue of corruption
As the anti-corruption of President Muhammadu Buhari cut across all board, the registrar paraded a staff, Matthew Adamu, whom he said duped an admission seeker.
”We are not hiding anything, even internally, we are doing internal scrutiny. Anybody caught will face the full wrath of the law,” he said.
Premium Times quoted one Adamu as saying that another man Damilola Bakare gave him N25,000 to help him seek admission for a family friend.
”I later told him the 2018 admission has closed and I cannot do anything again. I gave him N10,000 out of the N25,000 so I am owing him N15,000,” he said.
Mr Adamu appealed to the management of the board to tamper justice with mercy.
Mr Bakare, who reported the JAMB staff, said he has been requesting the balance since January 2019.
According to him, the admission was for Miss Olayode who wants to study Nursing.
”I was not the person directly involved. It was Miss Olayode’s father that contacted me to help with his daughter’s admission. The father transferred the money directly to Mr Adamu,” he said.
When asked if he knew the gravity of the offence, Mr Bakare said he was young as at the time.
“I had to report the matter to the registrar so that it can be resolved,” he said.
In one of our earlier reports, we told you that JAMB assured candidates of the exam that they would be able to check their results on their phone number.