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JAMB restricts publishing name of 2024 UTME best candidate to avoid another Mmesoma saga



The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has restricted the publishing of the name of the best candidate in the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).

The Board said this was to guide against the Mmesoma saga in its examination in 2023.

The Board Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede disclosed this at a news conference in Bwari on Monday.

He noted that JAMB has released the results of candidates who participated in the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) with 64,624 results under investigation.

According to the registrar, out of the registered candidates, 1,904,109 sat for the examination while 80,810 were absent.

While giving analysis of the results, Oloyede said 8,401 candidates representing 0.5 per cent scored 300 and above, 77,070 candidates representing 4.2 per cent scored 250 and above.

He further said that 439,974 candidates representing 24 per cent scored 200 and above and 1,402,490 representing 76 per cent scored below 200.

He explained that 64,624 results were under investigation for various reasons such as verification (2,896), procedural investigations(4,594), prima facie established exam misconduct (78).

He said other results under investigation were centre-based investigation involving 57,056 candidates in 18 centres across the country.

 The 18 centres listed for the investigation were 12 in Edo, three in Akwa Ibom, two in Delta and one in Kwara state.

“The Board witnessed a near-zero infraction situation in the 2024 UTME except for a few cases, which represent just a tiny fraction of what was reported last year.

“This is encouraging and the Board is poised to consolidate on the successes recorded,” he said.

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