2020 UTME: JAMB Releases New Batch Of Results

2020 UTME: JAMB Releases New Batch Of Results
A file photo of candidates at a UTME centre.

 

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released another batch of results for candidates who sat for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination (UTME).

In a statement on Wednesday, JAMB said it released the new batch of 2020 UTME results for about 450,000 candidates, warning them not to fall victim to fraudsters.

JAMB’s Head of Public Affairs, Dr Fabian Benjamin, who issued the statement, urged the candidates to disregard rumours making the rounds that the board cancelled the 2020 UTME examinations which took place on Saturday, Monday and Tuesday.

Check UTME 2020 Results On Mobile Phone? 

Dr. Fabian told the candidates that they can check their 2020 UTME results with their mobile phones.

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He told them to send RESULT to 55019 to access their UTME results, saying only the results of the first day were uploaded on JAMB’s website.

The JAMB spokesman, the “decision to move it to the mobile platform for candidates to use their unique phone numbers used in registering for the examination to access their results.”

Benjamin noted that the results of the other examination days would continue to be released as the examinations were taken, adding that more results will be released in due course.

 

 

 

 

2020 UTME: JAMB Releases New Result-Checking Method

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A file photo of candidates at a UTME centre.

 

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced a new method for candidates who sat for the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). 

JAMB in a statement on Wednesday via its verified Twitter handle also refuted reports that it has cancelled the results of examinations held on Saturday, March 14, Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17, 2020.

According to the examination body,  candidates who sat for the 2020 UTME should check their results via their mobile phones.

The statement directed the students to check their 2020 UTME results by sending RESULT to 55019, and not on the board’s website.

HOW TO CHECK UTME 2020 RESULTS

“JAMB has not cancelled the results of its examination conducted on Saturday, March 14, Monday, March 16 and Tuesday, March 17, 2020,” the tweet read.

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“Therefore, candidates should disregard rumours making the rounds that the results have been cancelled.

“To check their results, candidates are to send ‘RESULT’ to 55019 and not on the Board’s website.”

Candidates usually check their UTME results on JAMB’s website.

Students Protest Mass UTME Failure In Kano

Hundreds of students, who sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on Monday in Kano staged a peaceful demonstration against mass failure and withholding of their results.
Candidates writing the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations organised by JAMB
The students stormed the premises of the Federal Radio Corporation of Nigeria in Kano on motorcycles around noon and carried placards and green leaves to show their anger.

Spokesman for the candidates, Haruna Maidabam, described the withholding of their results as a deliberate attempt to deny them the opportunity to further their studies.

According to him, more than 10, 000 students who sat for the examination in Kano metropolis have yet to access their results.

Mr Maidabam said when the results were released last week, they went to the zonal office of Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board in Kano (JAMB) to complain but were directed to go and repeat the thumb printing for verification.

“There is no reason for any verification of thumb- print,” he said.

He called on the authorities concerned to do something urgently to address their predicament.

When contacted, the JAMB Zonal Coordinator, Hajiya Karimatu Abubakar, described the incident as unfortunate and attributed it to “some technical hitches”.

Mr Abubakar said as soon as the hitches were rectified, the issue would be resolved.