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2017 UTME: JAMB says candidates awaiting results can apply

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has clarified its position on potential candidates who may be awaiting results, saying that they could apply for the 2017 Universities Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), reports ITRealms.

JAMB spokesman, Dr. Fabian Benjamin made this clarification in Abuja on Thursday, saying that candidates awaiting results are eligible to register and sit for UTME, stressing that any candidate who fails to upload their result between May and August, would not be confirmed to gain admission into any tertiary institution.

He also said, this would enable JAMB grant admission to only qualified candidates who are ready to advance their educational pursuit in tertiary institutions, conserve resources and equally provide credible data.

“Nigerians are still not clear whether candidates with awaiting results will write our exams or not. Today, we want to make it categorically clear that candidates with awaiting results are eligible to register and sit for our examinations. However, the board will not confirm any admission for any candidate with awaiting result,” he said.

In addition, Benjamin said, all candidates who are desirous of tertiary education are to upload their O’ Level result on JAMB site.

“We don’t want to be giving 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,” he said.

Potential candidates, the spokesman pointed out, have from May up to August to upload their 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,” he said.

“We have a good number of candidates who have written 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 writing their exams. But if by chance you write your O’ Level examinations and JAMB this year and your result is ready, good for you.”

He further said that candidates, who are not computer literate, have a choice of applying for a UTME mock examination at a fee of N700,00 nationwide.


Benjamin explained that the UTME mock examination was optional and aimed at allowing students have a feel of the Computer Based Test (CBT), especially those ignorant of the CBT process.

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