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JAMB Releases UTME Results for 1.9 Million Candidates

JAMB Releases UTME Results for 1.9 Million Candidates
JAMB Releases UTME Results for 1.9 Million Candidates

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has unveiled the results of the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) in a recent announcement made by the Registrar, Prof Ishaq Oloyede.

This year, over 1.94 million candidates participated in the examination held across 118 towns and more than 700 centers nationwide.

The release of the results, which began on April 19th and concluded on April 29th, was preceded by a brief delay. JAMB took additional time to meticulously scrutinize the results, ensuring the utmost credibility and integrity, and addressing concerns such as impersonation and malpractices.

Earlier reports by SaharaReporters shed light on the plight of candidates who scored exceptionally high in previous years’ UTME exams yet failed to secure admission into tertiary institutions. Between 2019 and 2022, approximately 4,385 candidates with scores of 300 and above did not gain admission, despite their commendable performance.

A comprehensive analysis revealed that out of 6.9 million candidates who took the exams during the mentioned period, only 2.03 million were admitted into tertiary institutions.

The remaining 4.87 million candidates faced admission challenges, attributed to various factors including wrong O’Level subject combinations, low post-UTME screening scores, and non-acceptance of admission offers.

In 2019, 2,967 candidates scored 300 or above, with only 2,288 securing admission. Similarly, in 2020, out of 4,948 high scorers, only 3,492 gained admission. The trend continued in subsequent years, highlighting the persistent struggle faced by candidates aiming for admission into tertiary institutions.

JAMB emphasized that certain factors such as wrong subject combinations, low post-UTME scores, and catchment area mismatches contribute significantly to the admission challenges faced by candidates, underscoring the need for strategic planning and informed decision-making throughout the admission process.

As the UTME results are now available, candidates and stakeholders await further directives from JAMB regarding admission procedures and guidelines for the 2024/2025 academic session.

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