JAMB to Further Screen 27,105 UTME Results, Withholds 69 Others

The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB)has disclosed that it would further screen 27,105 results of candidates who wrote the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

The board made the disclosure on Monday, in Abuja,THECONSCIENCENG reports.

The statistics made available in the Weekly Bulletin from the Office of the Registrar, JAMB, noted that 1,761,338 candidates registered for the exercise.

It also added that 1,707,626 sat for the exercise and results of 1,671,203 candidates have so far been released.

It, however, said that 69 results had so far, been withheld and 27,105 were undergoing further screening, while 1,783 candidates who experienced biometric challenges were being investigated, to ascertain their claims.

THECONSCIENCENG gathered that the 2022 UTME was held from Friday, May 6 to Friday, May 13.

In a similar development, JAMB said that it conducted the 2022 UTME for foreign candidates on Saturday.

The board said the exercise took place in five, out of its nine foreign centres, and was a complete success.

JAMB said the centres where the examination were held include Accra, Ghana; Johannesburg, South Africa; Buea, Cameroun, Abidjan, Cote d’Ivoire and Cotonou, Benin Republic.

However, it said, the 2022 Foreign UTME would take place in Berlin, Germany; London, UK, Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and New York, the United States of America in due course.

It further explained that the exercise was part of the board’s largesse, towards providing succour to foreign candidates who signaled interest to attend Nigerian tertiary institutions in its academic year.


The board said that its international policy on test administration, aimed at attracting more foreign candidates to the nation’s tertiary institutions and that the policy had been yielding positive results.