The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board said it has released the results of over 200,000 candidates who sat for the Unified Tertiary Matriculations Examination, which began on Saturday. The Registrar/Chef Executive, JAMB, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, who said this on Tuesday in Abuja, stated that candidates, who had sat for the examination should visit the website of JAMB to check their results.
He said this during an interview with journalists after leading the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, on a visit to some centres to monitor the UTME.
A total of 1,589,175 candidates applied for the 2016 UTME, while the 343 prison inmates, who registered for the examination, will have access to computers at both the Kaduna and Ikoyi prisons.
The figure of the candidates who applied for the examination in 2015 (1.47 million) increased by 113,673.
JAMB commenced full Computer Based Testing in 2014, after eliminating the Paper-Pencil Testing system.
Visually-impaired candidates, numbering about 201, are expected to sit for the 2016 examination at designated centres in all state capitals and the FCT.
Ojerinde added, “Over 200,000 results have so far been released. We have always advised candidates to indicate the correct telephone number through which they could receive SMS and get their results. But some candidates continue to make the mistake of giving us the telephone number of the business centres where they registered for the examination.”
He stated that the Federal Government had mandated the National Communications Commission to create at least four new CBT centres annually.
“The NCC has been mandated to give us at least four centres every year; meanwhile, the first four are fully completed,” he said.
The next four would soon be built and with time, all the nooks and crannies of the country will have functional CBT centres” he said.
After the monitoring of the exercise, Adamu expressed concern over the abolition of the Paper-Pencil Test mode, saying those who were not yet computer literate, would suffer.
His concern has therefore fuelled speculation that JAMB may return to the paper-pencil test mode.
Adamu, however, said he was satisfied with the conduct of the CBT mode of the examination so far, adding that he was glad that JAMB had addressed most of the concerns associated with the system.