The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation
Board, JAMB, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, yesterday in Lagos
said that out of the 1,648,429 million candidates writing
the ongoing UTME, the results of 1,048,914 have been
This was just as he also announced the extension of
JAMB’s portal for registration, adding that it will finally
close its registration portal on 28th May.
He said that in addition to the 1,048,914 results that have
been released, over 30,406 results are also ready for
upload before midnight today.
He said: “As at today, 1,648, 429 are taking our
examination and we have released the result of 1,048,914.
That is the result we have released up till yesterday.
“On the first day, we released the results of Sunday
because anything you call CBT, the results are ready, but
for environmental reasons, we do not release the results
“That is to ensure we go through the CCTV camera to see
whether there are report of malpractice and prevent the
situation whereby those who do not pass become agitated
at the CBT centres.
“We have released the results of Sunday, Monday, Tuesday,
Wednesday and we are going to release today’s result
before 12 midnight. This morning, the results of 30,046 will
Asked the performances of candidates results so far, he
said: “The candidates have not done badly from the results
released so far.” As soon as the last person finished writing
the last paper today, we will upload additional over 30,406
results before 12 midnight today.”
Oloyede, also disclosed that JAMB’s portal for registration
has not closed, adding that it will finally close its
registration portal on 28th May. He said that he got the
mandate from the Senate few weeks ago to increase the
UTME registration period by one month, which according to
him will elapse on 28th of May. “As I speak, we have
registered additional 1,100 candidates,” he added.
Oloyede who disclosed during this during his visit to one of
the CBT Centres in Lagos said that in 2018, fingers print
may no longer be required.
He explained: We have now been able to catch those
people who registered two people with the same names.
The impersonator and the one being impersonated went in
collaboration with the CBT centres after screening them.”
He said: “Both the impersonator and one being
impersonated used each fingers.
While, the impersonator used two thumb fingers, the
impersonated used eight fingers to register.
Thus, we have ten registered fingers and the ten fingers
were not from one person.
“In some centres, when we tested all their fingers, we
discovered that they were impersonator who had used two
of their fingers thumbs in both hands.
“By next year, we may not use finger print, there are other
technologies whereby with the technology, everything
about the candidate is captured. We need to move in that
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