By Joseph Erunke
ABUJA – THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB,has released another 15,490 results of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME.
JAMB Candidates writing the 2019 Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) examination at Kaduna State University ICT Center in Kaduna on Thursday (11/4/19).
The board,in a statement, Monday morning by its Head of Media,Dr Fabian Benjamin, said the action “followed the expert review of the cases of this category of candidates who were requested to upload certain credentials for scrutiny.”
The statement read in full:”In consonance with the promise made by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) during the release of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) on Saturday, 11th May, 2019 that it would further probe the identity and involvement of some candidates who were suspected of being involved in one examination infraction or another, the Board has further cleared and released the results of 15,490 candidates in this category.
“The release followed the expert review of the cases of this category of candidates who were requested to upload certain credentials for scrutiny. At the conclusion of the review exercise, this category of candidates were further classified into five groups as follows;
“i. Those who have sufficiently proved their innocence.
“ii. Those with inconclusive evidence of culpability and were given the benefit of the doubt because of the guiding principles of the Board that it is better for many criminals to go free than to punish one innocent candidate. Consequently, the results of categories (i)and (ii) were part of the 15,490 released on Saturday, 8th June, 2019. They are to send RESULT to 55019 for their result.
“iii. Those whose upload of evidence necessitated further interrogation. They have been notified and invited (through phone call, their profile, text message and email) to designated centres across the country for further clarification of the evidence against them. It is in their interest to attend otherwise the evidence will be taken as conclusive.
“iv. Those whose culpability have been firmly established thus necessitating the cancellation of their results. A total of additional 321 results were therefore conclusively cancelled and the candidates are being notified.