Now Candidates, who have yet to receive their West African
Senior School Certificate Examinations’ results, are eligible
to register for the forthcoming Unified Tertiary Matriculation
Examination, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board,
said on Thursday.
The organisation said the clarification became necessary
following the misinterpretations by many people of a press
statement about its recently-concluded restructuring
The spokesperson for JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said in
Abuja that candidates, who failed to upload their results
between May and August, would not be confirmed for
admission into any tertiary institution.
Benjamin stated, “Nigerians are still not clear whether
candidates with awaiting results will sit the UTME
examinations or not. Now, we want to make it categorically
clear that candidates with awaiting results are eligible to
register and sit our examinations.
“However, JAMB will not confirm any admission for any
candidate with awaiting result. All candidates, who are
desirous of tertiary education, are to upload their O’ Level
results on our website.
“We don’t want to give admissions to candidates that are
not qualified to be admitted. It has been discovered over
time that most of the times, when these candidates are
admitted, they don’t meet the requirements.
“You have from May up to August to upload your results. At
the point of admission, we would have sieved our records
and any candidate, who has not uploaded his or her result
at that point, is not eligible for admission.
“We have a good number of candidates who have sat their
exams in years past and they have their results ready,
waiting for this process; we will factor those ones and the
few ones that will get their results before August.
“We are not working for those that will be sitting their
exams. But if by chance, you write your O’ Level
examinations and the UTME this year and your result is
ready, good for you.”
Benjamin added that candidates, who are not computer
literate, had a choice of applying for the UTME mock
examination at a fee of N700.
He explained that the UTME mock examination was optional
and aimed at allowing candidates had a feel of the
Computer Based Test, especially those not familiar with the