After the conduct of its 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME), JAMB, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has remitted N5 billion to the Federal Government purse.
This is contained in the board’s weekly bulletin signed by Dr. Fabian Benjamin, the JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, on Monday in Lagos.
Benjamin explained later in a telephone interview that the Federal Government gave back N2 billion out of the N5 billion to the board to enhance its operations.
“The board returned N5 billion to the Federal Government, but out of that amount, the board was given N2 billion to further enhance its operations,” he said.
Meanwhile, some 2019 UTME candidates have alleged challenges in accessing their results through telephone as advised by JAMB.
JAMB released the results on Saturday and directed candidates to use the same telephone numbers they used in vending the pins for the examination registration documents to access their results by sending RESULT to a code – 55019.
Of 1.8 million candidates who registered for the examination, 1,792,719 had their results released by the board.
The board withheld results of 34,120 candidates over alleged examination malpractice, while results of 15,145 candidates are undergoing further clarification, as in the case of identical twins and siblings, for example.