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Published On: Thu, Mar 19th, 2020

2020 UTME: JAMB dispels rumour of results cancellation

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By Ese Awhotu

The Joint Admissions Matriculation Board (JAMB) yesterday disclosed that, it has not cancelled the results of its examination conducted on March 14 to 17.
JAMB made this known in a statement on Wednesday by the spokesperson of the board, Fabian Benjamin.
He said that candidates should disregard rumours that the results have been cancelled.
Recall that the 2020 UTME and DE registrations exercises started on January 13 and ended on February 17 across the country.
The statement, however, said the results of the first day was placed on the website and some fraudulent individuals were copying and manipulating it to deceive unsuspecting candidates.
“Therefore, candidates should disregard rumours making the rounds that the results have been cancelled. To check their results, candidates are to send ‘RESULT’ to 55019 and not on the Board’s website,” the statement said.
It explained further that the board moved the results to the mobile platform for candidates to use their unique phone numbers used in registering for the examination to access their results.
According to the statement, the result of the over 450,000 candidates who sat for the exam on Tuesday will also be released before 12noon on Wednesday.
JAMB therefore urged the public to always cross check information provided on social media, saying that results of the examination will continue to be released as examination are taken.
The Board advised candidates to be vigilant as many fraudsters will want to use every opportunity of information gap to defraud or mislead unsuspecting candidates.
This is even as it said over 1.9 million candidates registered for the 2020 UTME examination, while about 200,000 registered for direct entry.

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