JAMB Releases 2024 UTME Results; Over 64,000 Results Withheld

JAMB Releases 2024 UTME Results; Over 64,000 Results Withheld

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has made public the outcomes of the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), accompanied by the news of over 64,000 results being withheld due to various breaches.

Candidates are urged to access their results by 7 a.m. on Tuesday. Professor Ishaq Oloyede, Registrar of JAMB, unveiled these details during a press conference in Abuja on Monday, marking the end of the 2024 UTME exercise that spanned from April 19th to April 29th, 2024.

A staggering 1,989,668 candidates registered for the examinations, conducted across 774 Computer Based Test Centres (CBT) in 118 towns. Out of this figure, 1,904,109 candidates actually took the exam, with 80,810 reported absences.

Professor Oloyede explained that 64,624 results are presently under scrutiny for diverse reasons, including verification processes, procedural inquiries, and suspected examination misconduct. Notably, investigations are also underway regarding centre-based issues, encompassing 57,056 candidates across 18 centers situated in Edo, Akwa Ibom, Delta, and Kwara states

Expressing optimism, Oloyede noted a very small number of rule-breaking instances during the 2024 UTME, a stark contrast to previous years. He attributed this success to the comprehensive integration of cutting-edge technology, resulting in a significant reduction in cases of examination malpractice. Throughout the examination period, only 25 sessions encountered disruptions, affecting merely 150 out of 9,156 sessions across 95 centers.

Highlighting the performance metrics, Oloyede revealed that 8,401 candidates achieved scores of 300 and above, constituting 0.5% of the total, while 77,070 candidates scored 250 and above, representing 4.2%. Additionally, 439,974 candidates attained scores of 200 and above, while a concerning 1,402,470 candidates fell below the 200-point mark.

To access their results, candidates were advised to utilize the SMS service by texting UTMERESULT to 55019/66019, eliminating the need for physical visits to CBT centers or cybercafés.

The release of the 2024 UTME results also underscored positive developments in gender parity and inclusivity. Notably, over one million female candidates registered for the examination, surpassing their male counterparts for the first time in three years. Moreover, there was a commendable increase in the enrollment of People Living With Disabilities (PLWDs), with 3,164 candidates registering, marking a 36.2% rise from the previous year.

As the Board continues to uphold principles of equity, fairness, and justice in the admission process, the 2024 UTME outcomes serve as a testament to JAMB’s commitment to maintaining the integrity of its examination system and delivering on its mandate.

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