Chris Steven, Abuja
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has released the result of the day one (last Saturday) of this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.
JAMB’s Registrar, Ish-aq Oloyede disclosed this on Monday in Abuja when the Minister of State for Education, Anthony Anwukah, visited some of the Computer-Based Test (CBT) centres in the nation’s capital territory to monitor the examination.
Oloyede, who expressed satisfaction with the orderly manner the week-long examination is being conducted across the country, however, warned candidates against falling victim to fraudsters that claim to have prepared answers to the examination questions.
He said, “What people are just doing is just to make money because people (some candidates) are gullible. We are appealing to people, please let us do things according to the rule. No cutting of corners with JAMB, that is why many of them are disappointed.
“The result of Saturday (UTME) has come out and the performance is not too bad, but at we are sure that this is the performance now rather than thinking you can get result one way or the other.”
While saying that about 440,000 candidates took part in the UTME on Monday, Prof. Oloyede decried the incident that occurred in Abia State during the examination, which saw to the attack of JAMB staff.
The JAMB boss said the Board would transfer its candidates at the two CBT centres in Ladoke Akintola University of Technology (LAUTECH), Ogbomosho, Oyo State to Ilorin as a result of the ongoing strike action in the institution, adding that Ilorin is closer to the school when compare to Ibadan.
On his part, the minister described JAMB handling of the examination as excellent and called on candidates to put in their best for the UTME and shun any act of malpractices.
“This is excellent. Everything is in place and everything is going well based on what we have seen .The candidates should do their best and should not cheat and of course, they cannot cheat,” the minister said.