2019 UTME: JAMB Remits N5bn To Federal Government’s Account…
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has disclosed that it remitted N5 billion to the Federal Government’s purse after the conduct of its 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
This is contained in the board’s weekly bulletin, signed by the JAMB Head of Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, on Monday in Lagos.
Benjamin explained later in a telephone interview with the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) that the Federal Government gave N2 billion out of the N5 billion back to the board to enhance its operations.
“The board returned N5 billion to the Federal Government, but out of that amount, the board was given N2 billion to further enhance its operations,” he said.
Meanwhile, some 2019 UTME candidates have alleged challenges in accessing their results through telephone as advised by JAMB.
JAMB released the results on Saturday and directed candidates to use the same telephone numbers they used in vending the pins for the examination registration documents to access their results by sending RESULT to a code – 55019.
NAN reports that, of the over 1.8 million candidates who registered for the examination, a total of 1,792,719 had their results released by the board.
The board withheld results of 34,120 candidates over alleged examination malpractice, while results of 15,145 candidates are undergoing further clarification.