By Yusuf Adua
The results of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) will be released today, JAMB Registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede disclosed this today at a news conference in Enugu.
Oloyede who felt that he has no reason to withhold the results of the UTME said the result ought to be out by the time he was briefing journalists, but that was not the case because he was not at the headquarters and did not want to approve it while on the field.
“But as soon as I get to Abuja today all the examinations up to the one being taken today will be approved and released because we have no reason to continue to hold on to it,” Oloyede said.
The registrar said his team was at the Southeast to keep close tabs on the conduct of the examinations as well as to visit the new university in Ebonyi.
He detailed that the examination body registered 1,415,501 candidates in the UTME 2021 and 1,122, 095 had taken the examinations so far while 66,111 had yet to take theirs.
The board according to the registrar has some 650 examination centres across the country, out of which 30 centres were delisted for performing below standard.
53 centres are currently under watch while 600 of them performed excellently.
Professor Oloyede said it is the wish of JAMB that the body continues to ensure that such nonperforming centres with ulterior motives are disallowed from participating in the exercise.
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