The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it remitted N5bn to the Federal Government after the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, JAMB made the revelation through its weekly bulletin by its Head of Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin.
It said the Federal Government returned N2bn to the body to enhance its operations. Meanwhile, some 2019 UTME candidates have alleged they are facing challenges accessing their results.
JAMB had released the results on Saturday and directed candidates to use the same telephone numbers they used in vending the pins for the examination registration documents to access their results. Out of the over 1.8 million candidates who registered for the examination, 1,792,719 had their results released by the board.
JAMB withheld the results of 34,120 candidates over alleged examination malpractices, with the results of 15,145 candidates undergoing further clarification, as in the case of identical twins and siblings, for example.
Our correspondent gathered from SS 3 parents whats app platform that their children candidate followed the process many times without success.
One of the parents said, “I am worried about the whole thing. My son has been trying to get his result since Saturday to no avail. Some of the parents claimed they have checked thrice without a response.
However, JAMB apologized to the affected candidates over the development According to Benjamin, the problem is from the service providers.
He said the body had invited the service providers for a meeting on the issue. “We have just had a meeting with the service providers and they told us that they were working hard to get the issue resolved. In no distant time, such candidates should be able to access their results without any hitch.
“We are just trying to ensure that all the candidates should have firsthand information on their performances via their telephones.
“After that, we will post the results on our website for candidates to print.”