JAMB Board Set To Meet Over Cut-Off Marks, Says 2020 UTME Result Notification Ready

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The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board on Sunday said the notification of results for candidates that participated in the 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination was ready for printing.

The spokesman of JAMB, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, revealed this in a statement on Sunday,

He said the results, which had earlier been made available through text messages to candidates on request, can now be accessed and printed.

Benjamin said the candidates can now print the results by visiting JAMB’s website and follow the guidelines.

Benjamin said printing of the result notification slip is free and different from the original result slip that came with the candidate’s picture.

Additionally, he confirmed that candidates can print their result notification slip anywhere in the country even from the comfort of their homes once there is internet access.

The board thus advised candidates to be wary of fraudulent elements that appear as JAMB agents to defraud them, stating that it has not mandated any person or group to do the printing on behalf of the board, and most dangerously is delegating the responsibility to third parties which could result in wilful manipulation of results.

Benjamin added: “Last year, some candidates who abused the privilege by attempting to manipulate their scores were caught and are currently serving various jail terms.

“Candidates are, therefore, advised to note that any attempt to forge the slip would attract stiff sanctions.”

JAMB said the decentralization of printing of result notification slips was done mainly to comply with the directives of the Nigeria Centre for Disease Control and other relevant agencies on social distancing.

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“It is against this background that the board is urging candidates to note that it is incumbent on them to adhere to other precautionary health measures such as wearing of face masks, washing of hands, among others, in order to mitigate the spread of the virus,” it added.

The JAMB Board also announced its 2020 Policy Meeting will hold on June 16, which will be, expectedly, chaired by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, with no fewer than 4,000 heads of tertiary Institutions comprising degree, diploma, NCE, and NID-awarding institutions and other stakeholders in attendance.

It said the 2020 Policy Meeting is peculiar as it will go down in history as the first Policy Meeting that will hold online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

At the Policy Meeting, admission activities of the previous year are reviewed and opportunity is provided for the heads of institutions to deliberate on listed guidelines for 2020/2021 admission, determine the cut-off mark for universities, polytechnics, colleges of education admissions and other institutions.

 


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