The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has revealed that a total of sixty-nine 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results were withheld from the last exercise.
Naijaloaded understands that the 2022 UTME examination kick-started on Friday, 6th May, and ended on Friday 13th May 2022.
The examination body has since granted access to candidates to begin checking and printing their 2022 UTME results online and via mobile phone text messages.
JAMB had earlier told candidates that their 2022 UTME results can only be checked via SMS. It advised candidates in a statement released weeks ago, to send UTMERESULT to 55019 using the same phone number they used for JAMB registration 2022 to check their results.
The board subsequently released the results online for wider access and easy printing of result slips.
JAMB in its weekly publication through the office of the registrar, Professor Is-haq Oloyede, revealed that a total of 1,707,626 candidates sat for the 2022 UTME.
However, due to biometric and other related issues, 1,783 candidates have been rescheduled for a retake of their exams.
SEE BELOW THE 2022 UTME EXERCISE IN STATISTICS
1,761,338 candidates registered to sit the 2022 UTME
1,707,626 sat the UTME
1,671,203 results released
27,105 results are further being screened
69 results have been withheld
1,783 candidates to be scheduled to write as a result of biometric challenges etc.
Meanwhile, the National President, of the Academic Staff Union of Universities, Prof Emmanuel Osodeke, on Thursday noted that the union would not call off the industrial action if the federal government refuse to attend to their demand.
ASUU in its demands has called for the renegotiation of the ASUU/FG 2009 agreement and the sustainability of the university autonomy by deploying UTAS to replace the government’s “imposed” (IPPIS).
Also in its demands is the release of the reports of visitation panels to federal universities, distortions in salary payment challenges, funding for revitalization of public universities, earned academic allowance, poor funding of state universities, and promotion arrears.
Osodeke on Thursday said there won’t be a need to call off the strike despite the federal releasing N34 billion for the payment of consequential adjustment for a minimum wage of workers in the education system.
He further stated that the N34 billion released was not part of their demands.
Osodeke also sympathized with university students over the prolonged strike by the union.
According to Osodeke, the students are suffering for Nigeria’s future and education system.
The ASUU president said the students were not being punished but paying the price to ensure thatNigeria had a good education.