The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results would be ready from Monday, April 29.
“We are still screening but hopefully, anytime next week, the results will be ready,” he said.
Benjamin had on Sunday, April 21, said that the 2019 UTME results would be released next week. But he did not state the exact day the results would be released.
The examination body had earlier said that it would only release the results after thoroughly screening them with a view to identifying examination cheats.
Speaking also on the board’s readiness to screen results of UTME candidates from 2009 to 2018, Benjamin said this would begin after the release of the 2019 results.
“Normally, results are expected to be out within 24 to 48 hours as obtained in previous examinations held in 2017 and 2018,” Benjamin said.
“However, the board does not want this to be business as usual.
“Hence the programmed delay, which is part of its deliberate effort to properly scrutinize, identify and address all forms of examination malpractice.
“The board will continue to act decisively with regards to any irregularity discovered even after results are released.
“However, the board has made it a point of duty to screen all activities at all centres via CCTV recordings, to ensure that it does not release results of compromised examinations.”
This news medium understands that more than 1.2 million candidates sat for the 2019 UTME from April 11 to April 18