The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has stated that it is still screening 111,981 withheld Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results.
The disclosure was made by the board’s head of public affairs, Fabian Benjamin, in an interview with Punch, on Monday, March 26.
JAMB had released a statement on Tuesday, March 20, announcing that it had released 1,502,978 results, but withheld 111,981, for ‘further screening’.
The statement read: “After viewing all CCTV footages during the conduct of the 2018 UTME and considering reports from our supervisors, monitors and other independent Nigerians, JAMB has released the results of 1,502,978 candidates.
“Also, 112,331 results have yet to be released out of which 350 are the results of visually impaired candidates which will be released soon and 111,981 results withheld for further screening. The figure above excludes foreign candidates whose examination will be conducted in April.”
It was initially believed that a Corona Secondary School student, Ibukun Oduntan, had the highest score, as he earned 344 marks.
Olumayowa’s school, Taidob College, Asero Estate, Abeokuta, Ogun state, however, disclosed to newsmen, that their student had emerged with the highest score of 349.