The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released results of the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted on Saturday, June 19 and Tuesday, June 22, 2021.
The board in a statement by its head of media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said the results for examinations held on subsequent days would be released daily.
The board directed candidates to check their results by sending “UTME Result” to 55019 through the GSM number they used to obtain a profile code and UTME registration.
The statement said: “The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the results of candidates who sat in more than 720 CBT centres for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination conducted between Saturday, 19th and Tuesday, 22 June 2021.
“Each concerned candidate is advised to check his/her result by sending UTMERESULT to 55019 through the GSM number used by each candidate to obtain profile code and UTME registration with the Board and their results would be relayed to them. Result for subsequent days would be released daily.
“The board notes with satisfaction that the utilisation of NIN (National Identification Number) has helped in curbing examination malpractices as the 2021 UTME recorded the least incidence of irregularities since the inception of the CBT examinations in Nigeria.
“Nevertheless, the board would still review all the CCTV footages and other technical gadgets for detection of possible examination misconducts.
“Extremely comparatively few results are being withheld for further investigation.
“In addition, the board would not hesitate to withdraw the results of any candidate subsequently found to have committed any form of examination misconduct.”
Meanwhile, JAMB has suspended the use of USSD code 55019 for checking the just released results.
The JAMB spokesman said yesterday that candidates are now expected to visit the board’s website to access their results.
The board stated that the new result checking process was necessitated by the current challenges associated with the USSD code 55019.
The statement said: “It has come to the attention of the board that the result checking on USSD code 55019 is saddled with some challenges.
“Consequently, the board hereby directs all candidates to visit the JAMB portal to check for their 2021 UTME result. Each candidate is to follow this simple step:
“Visit https://www.jamb.gov.ng, on the menu bar, click on efacility, on the page that shows up, click on UTME 2021 Main Results Notification Slip and enter your registration number and click the button Check My Result.
“Candidates can check their results from anywhere there is internet access, checking by USSD code 55019 is suspended,” he added.
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