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Mixed reactions trail UTME results

More reactions have followed the result of the Universal Tertiary Matriculation Examinations released by the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Friday.

Some parents and candidates in Bwari, Abuja, on Saturday complained of some challenges in accessing the JAMB portal to check results.

A worker with  Federal Government Girls’ College in Bwari, Mrs Grace Okoronkwo, said her son had not been able to access the results since they were released on Friday.

While others have been able to check their results, many students complained that their results were being withheld for various reasons displayed on the portal.

A candidate, David Okoronkwo, said he had been making efforts at accessing the portal for a long time but expressed optimism that with time he would access his results.

Mr Chris Abah, a teacher, however advised that JAMB could take more time to scrutinise the results before releasing them to ensure that results were not withheld in error.

“ I don’t know why the board should rush in releasing the results; ordinarily, one would have expected that the board would take time to address some challenges of some candidates before the results are released,’’ he said.
NAN recalls that more than 1.7 million candidates wrote the UTME on April 27, compared with more than 1. 4 million candidates who wrote the examination in 2012.

The examination board had  announced that 10 candidates scored more than 300 marks in the examination as against three candidates who performed at the same level in 2012. (NAN)


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