Only 3 Candidates Scored 300 As JAMB Releases 2012 UTME Results
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Huhuonline.com can disclose that candidates performances at the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) unified tertiary examination shows that Nigeria's educational standard has fallen, as only three out of 1,503,931 registered candidates
scored above 300 in this year's results.
Our checks reveals that other candidates scored less in the examination which held across the country on March 24, 2012 and recorded the highest number of registered candidates since the existence of the body.
According to JAMB Registrar and Chief Executive, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, results of 27,266 candidates in eight states, including Abia, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Imo, Lagos, Nasarawa and Rivers were withheld for various reasons, ranging from malpractice extortion of money from candidates by examination officials.
Ojerinde said that "In 2012 UTME, we had some disturbing news of extortion of money from innocent candidates by greedy proprietors and supervisors all these persons will be brought to book." He said JAMB was still investigating the allegation.
"In 2010, 96,451 results were recorded invalid, while in 2011, the figure reduced drastically to 28,069, due to sensitisation on 2011 UTME...For the 2012 UTME, the number was drastically reduced to 5,161; the board will continue to work to ensure that the incidence of incomplete and invalid results is totally wiped out."
Ojerinde said 72, 243 of the candidates scored 250 and above while 336,330 scored below 170. Another 374,920 candidates scored between 170 and above, 601,151 candidates scored between 200 and 249 while 901 scored between 270 and 299.
Breaking the applicants into states, Ojerinde said Imo had the highest number with 123,865 candidates; Delta came second with 88,876 candidates while Anambra placed third with 84,204 candidates. FCT had the lowest number with just 3,380 candidates, following Sokoto with 5, 664 candidates and Zamfara with 5,713.
Ojerinde confirmed that the University of Lagos had the highest applicants with 83,865 candidates, Nnamdi Azikiwe University followed with 82,148 candidates and the University of Benin came third with 80,048 candidates.
Ojerinde said JAMB was doing everything to see that candidates are able to check their results online at www.myjambonline.com http://www.myjambonline.com/ using the scratch card the candidates earlier used for registration.
He further said that the examination held in some of the volatile states of the federation as the examination body made use of officials of the State Security Service and other security agencies during the exercise.