The Registrar, Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Is-haq Oloyede yesterday said the results of Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) for 76, 923 have been withheld over various malpractices.

Oloyede made the remarks at a media briefing in Abuja. He said 1, 606,901 candidates have received their UTME results, while 80, 889 results were not issued over unresolved issues. He said more results would be released before the commencement of admissions after clearing the candidates of any infractions.

He said “So far we have released the results of 1,606,901 candidates after the examinations, leaving us with a balance of 80, 889. Out of this 80,000 we have deliberately withheld 76,923 for further investigation because of alleged malpractices in the centres, where the examinations where held.

“There is no need to panic if you belong to the 80,000. For us we want to thoroughly investigate what had happened.”

He said not all the candidates whose results were withheld cheated in the exams but about 10 per cent would have been involved.  

He said some parents were said to have been involved in exam malpractices.

“Parents who are super rich paid N200, 000 to allow their children score high marks. Next year we are going to install hammers for our examination.”

The JAMB registrar also said 640 candidates, who could not write the examination because of biometric issues would be given a chance to write

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