The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board announced on Thursday that it would be withholding the results of 69 candidates and performing further screenings of 27,105 others that took part in the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME). This announcement was made both by Prof. Isiaq Oloyede, the board’s Registrar and JAMB’s official Twitter handle which explained that in total, over 1.7million candidates had registered for the year’s UTME examinations.
Out of that number, only 1,671,203 candidates had had their results released, with 27,105 retained until they could be subjected to further screening, 69 results outright withheld and the remaining 1,783 candidates have their exams rescheduled due to biometric confirmation challenges. Despite these hiccups, as well as a giant spike in diesel prices across the country, the body reportedly celebrated this year’s UTME exams as a huge success, especially when compared to last year’s examinations.
Subsequently, JAMB announced that it would be phasing out the use of desktop computers in its exams and replacing them with laptops as it would prevent simultaneous disruption of multiple candidates’ work in the event of a power or server failure and also be cheap to procure, be more efficient in the consumption of power as well as being easy to operate.