JAMB assures candidates on computer-based results

File Photo: JAMB examination in a centre in Abuja

“The major cause of the delay is that of network.”


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, on Tuesday said that results of all candidates who sat for the Computer Based Test, CBT, would soon be released.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that there were complaints by some candidates who wrote the CBT examination which ended nationwide on March 31.

According to the candidates, the inability of some of them to receive the results of the CBT mode of examination is undermining the procedures on instant feed back

The JAMB Public Relations Officer, Fabian Benjamin, said in Lagos that the board regretted the development, blaming the hitch on telecommunication network problem.

Mr. Benjamin urged the affected candidates to remain calm as efforts were on to tackle the issue.

“We want to assure all candidates who took the CBT mode of the examination, whose results were still pending, that they will soon get their results.

“The major cause of the delay is that of network.

“But now that the examinations are over and we are all back from the field, we are putting everything in place to ensure that these results are released without further delay.

“I want to assure that the board is doing a lot to ensure that the candidates and the people of Nigeria are given the best at all times.

“I am sure that this development will not repeat itself.

“But having said that, I want to state that some of the challenges associated with the delay are as a result of poor data information on the part of the candidates,” he said.

Mr. Benjamin, who described the conduct of this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) as the best ever in the history of the board, appealed to Nigerians for support.

According to him, there is the need for all hands to be on deck to facilitate the full migration to CBT come 2015.

The official advised candidates who intended to change their course or institution to hurry and get the scratch cards as the sales of the cards would close on June 6.


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