It has been revealed that two weeks after sitting for the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, some candidates are yet to know their results. These candidates have expressed worries. According to Punch Metro, some of the candidates who spoke with from different parts of the country on Monday claimed to have written the examination 14 days ago and had been checking the results online without success. One of the candidates, who said she sat for the examination in the Oremeji area of Lagos State, urged the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board to release her result. The candidate, who does not want to be identified, said, “I am now worried because there was no incident on that day and my friends who sat for the same examination already have their results. I have been checking since Thursday last week and what comes out is, ‘You do not have any result yet’. I am worried because no school will offer me admission without my UTME score.’’
Also, a candidate, who sat for the examination at the Kemade Highflyers Academy, Ile-Ife, Osun State, said it had been a traumatic experience for her having to wait when many others had seen their results. “This is actually my second time of attempting the UTME. I was 15 years old last year and my score was 220, but I could not gain admission because of my age. I am having my pre-degree programme right now at the Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, and I need this result for admission. I am frustrated and I want to appeal to JAMB to release my result,’’ she said.
Similarly, another candidate who sat for the examination in Esa Oke, Osun State, said it was unfair for his result to be withheld by JAMB. He said, “I thought I was the only one affected until I saw some of my friends in town complaining about the same thing. I don’t know why the result has not been released and JAMB is saying that all results have been released. They should just tell us what is going on.” However, the Registrar, JAMB, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, in a text message to our correspondent, hinted that there might be more to the unreleased results. “ After investigation, we shall release (results) for the innocent and punish the guilty,’’ he said.