On Thursday, May 25, the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) announced that they would not release the results of candidates identified in footages of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) to have indulged in unwholesome practices during the just-concluded Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
Ishaq Oloyede the JAMB registrar, while speaking on Channels Television, said they were busy reviewing recorded footages of the examination across the country, and that a number of candidates will be punished.
Speaking about those yet to receive their results, he said: “Those who have not received (their results) are qualified not to receive for now. In all cases where there were no problems, we released results of the examination within 24 hours.
“But those who have not (received their results), they may not be culpable but we are investigating. Where we have reason to doubt anything or where we have report of anything that is not acceptable to us, we have withheld the results.
“And we will keep on releasing them as we clear them. For instance, this morning, we released another 15,000 results. But among those who sat in that centre, we have reasons, concrete evidence to say about 300 of them, their results will not be released because we know they were not in the hall where the examination took place.
“We are comparing those who sat for the examination, how long they sat in the hall, and how some of them took excuses that they were going to the toilet only to go to what they called VIP. “All this we are now able to track. And we want to say that we will not hesitate to sanction anybody no matter how highly placed.”
He also appealed to credible organisations and individuals to come forward to partner JAMB in the establishment of reputable CBT centres across the country.