Jambites Scared Over
Unreleased Results for 2017 UTME
Some candidates who sat for this year’s Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examination, are panicking over unreleased
It has been revealed that two weeks after sitting for the
Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, some candidates
are yet to know their results.
These candidates have expressed worries.
According to Punch Metro, some of the candidates who spoke
with from different parts of the country on Monday claimed to
have written the examination 14 days ago and had been
checking the results online without success.
One of the candidates, who said she sat for the examination
in the Oremeji area of Lagos State, urged the Joint Admissions
and Matriculation Board to release her result.
The candidate, who does not want to be identified, said, “I am
now worried because there was no incident on that day and
my friends who sat for the same examination already have
their results. I have been checking since Thursday last week
and what comes out is, ‘You do not have any result yet’. I am
worried because no school will offer me admission without my
Also, a candidate, who sat for the examination at the Kemade
Highflyers Academy, Ile-Ife, Osun State, said it had been a
traumatic experience for her having to wait when many others
had seen their results.
“This is actually my second time of attempting the UTME. I
was 15 years old last year and my score was 220, but I could
not gain admission because of my age. I am having my pre-
degree programme right now at the Obafemi Awolowo
University, Ile-Ife, and I need this result for admission. I am
frustrated and I want to appeal to JAMB to release my result,’’
Similarly, another candidate who sat for the examination in
Esa Oke, Osun State, said it was unfair for his result to be
withheld by JAMB.
He said, “I thought I was the only one affected until I saw
some of my friends in town complaining about the same
thing. I don’t know why the result has not been released and
JAMB is saying that all results have been released. They
should just tell us what is going on.”
However, the Registrar, JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, in a text
message to our correspondent, hinted that there might be
more to the unreleased results.
“ After investigation, we shall release (results) for the innocent
and punish the guilty,’’ he said.
Jambites Scared Over