MASS FAILURE! UTME 2014 Result Officially Released, Only 47 Candidates Scored Above 250 [Must See]   Leave a comment

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, JAMB, Thrusday, said
only 47 candidates scored 250 and above in the Paper Pencil Test
(PPT) and Dual Based Test (DBT) modes of the Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examination (UTME) conducted across the country last
Saturday.The Registrar/Chief Executive of JAMB,Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, stated this
in Abuja, while announcing the release of the 2014 UTME results.
He said only 24 candidates scored 250 and above in the PPT while 23
candidates scored 250 and above in the DBT.
The JAMB boss while breaking down the result of her 6th edition of
the UTME on the two modes, Ojerinde disclosed that in PPT, 275,282
candidates scored below 150, 122,157 scored 150-159; 115,456
scored 160-169, 315,401 candidates scored 170-199 while 108,488
candidates scored 200-249.
According to him, “In DBT, 2,471 candidates scored below 150, 2,830
scored 150-159, 3,808 scored 160-169; 6,678 candidates also scored
between 170-199 while 1,309 candidates scored 200-249.
“A total of 990,179 candidates applied for PPT while 25,325
candidates applied for DBT which amounts to 1,015,504 applicants”.
Prof Ojerinde said universities have highest number of applicants as
first choice as not less than 995,901 candidates choose universities
as their first choice of institution, 13, 761 candidates choose
polytechnics as first choice; 20, 558 opted for colleges of education
while 32 candidates choose innovative enterprise institute as their
first choice.
Speaking on the conduct of the exams, Prof Ojerinde said “the
examination was one of the most successfully conducted exercise
ever by the Board”.
He said from the two modes of exam conducted, there was a total of
36,164 invalid results, 2,494 results were with-held by the board for
further scrutinising while 37,315 candidates were absent form the
Also, a total of one thousand, eight hundred and sixty-five centres
were used for the conduct of PPT and one hundred and thirty-three
centres were used for DBT across the federal.
“In this year’s exercise the Board experienced a remarkable
decrease in the number of applicants that registered for the PPT.
“This reduction in number is attributed to the growing confidence of
candidates in the Computer Based Test (CBT), which definitely will
be full blown by 2015.
“Please take note, the 2014 CBT exercise will take place from
Saturday, 17th May, 2014 to Saturday, 31st May, 2014″, he said.
On exhibits recovered from centres during the exams, Ojerinde said
this year witnessed a decrease in candidates’ desperation and
incidences of malpractice were not rampant unlike last year.
He however said over a dozen handsets, irregular answer sheets
among others were found on candidates.
Ojerinde however disclosed that a medical doctor who sat for the
exam for his wife was caught in Jigawa state and the matter he said
would be reported to the Nigerian Barr Association (NBA).
He said candidates are to check their results on-line via the Board’s
website: using their registration numbers.
All the exam centres indicted in malpractice and extortion would be
sanctioned by the Board.




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Posted April 17, 2014 by SIRNEYO in NEWS

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