The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board, JAMB says candidates awaiting senior school certificate examination results are eligible to register and sit for the Universities Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.
“Any candidate who fails to upload his or her result between May and August, would not be confirmed to gain admission into any tertiary institution,’’ Spokesman of JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin said.
According to him, this will enable JAMB grant admission to only qualified candidates who are ready to advance their educational pursuit in tertiary institutions, conserve resources and also provide credible data.
No admission with awaiting result
“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.
“All candidates who are desirous of tertiary education are to upload their O’ Level result on our 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 explained.
Dr Benjamin stated that “we have a good number of candidates who have written their exams in the 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.”
According to him, candidates, who are not computer literate, have a choice of applying for a UTME mock examination at a fee of 700 Naira nationwide.
The spokesman said 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.