JAMB Reports High Number of Low Scores in 2024 UTME Results

JAMB Reports High Number of Low Scores in 2024 UTME Results

In a recent announcement, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) revealed a concerning trend in the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results. Out of the 1,904,109 candidates who took the exam, a staggering 1,402,470 scored below 200 points. This revelation was made by JAMB Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, during a press conference held in Abuja on Monday.

Candidates have been urged to check their results by 7 a.m. on Tuesday, following the conclusion of the 2024 UTME, which commenced on April 19th and ended on April 29th, 2024. A total of 1,989,668 candidates registered for the examinations, which were conducted across 774 Computer Based Test Centres (CBT) in 118 towns.

Professor Oloyede further disclosed that 64,624 results are currently under investigation for various reasons, including verification and procedural investigations. He emphasized a near-zero infraction situation in the 2024 UTME, with only a few isolated cases reported.

Despite challenges, Oloyede highlighted the seamless conduct of the examination, attributing it to the extensive deployment of state-of-the-art technology to curb malpractice. He noted that out of 9,156 sessions conducted, only 25 experienced disruptions, affecting a minimal number of candidates.

Regarding performance, 8,401 candidates scored 300 and above, while 77,070 candidates scored 250 and above. However, a significant portion of candidates, totalling 439,974, achieved scores of 200 and above.

To access their results, candidates were advised to text UTMERESULT to 55019/66019 using the phone numbers used for registration. Professor Oloyede reassured candidates that there was no need to visit CBT centres or cybercafés for result checking.

The release of the 2024 UTME results also highlighted positive developments, including increased female enrollment and enhanced inclusion of People Living With Disabilities (PLWDs). Professor Oloyede expressed the Board’s commitment to equity, fairness, and justice in the admission process, pledging to maintain the integrity of JAMB’s examination system

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