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Friday, 30 March 2012


The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board has
released the results of the 2012 Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examination, with only three
candidates scoring above 300.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the results
of 27,266 candidates across eight states were
withheld for various reasons.
This was stated by JAMB Registrar/Chief Executive,
Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, at a news conference in Abuja.
A total of 1,503,931 candidates were registered for
the 2012 UTME, which held across the country on
March 24, making it the one with the highest number
of registered candidates since the existence of JAMB.
Contrary to earlier fears that the Boko Haram sect
would disrupt the exam in some Northern states,
Ojerinde, said the State Security Service and other
security agencies had been engaged to deal with any
security threat.
The exam proceeded on the set date without any
security problem.
At the news conference, Ojerinde, the JAMB
Registrar, listed Abia, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Imo,
Lagos, Nasarawa and Rivers as the affected states,
due to malpractice such as extortion of money by
some examination officials.
"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, adding that the
outcome of investigation would determine if more
results would be released..
Ojerinde said 72, 243 scored 250 and above while
336,330 scored below 170.
He said 374,920 candidates scored between 170 and
above, 601,151 candidates scored between 200 and
249 while 901 scored between 270 and 299.
"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," he stated.
Ojerinde said that Imo had the highest number of
applicants with 123,865 candidates; Delta came
second with 88,876 candidates while Anambra
placed third with 84,204 candidates.
Conversely, FCT recorded the lowest number with
3,380 candidates, Sokoto placed next with 5, 664
candidates while 5,713 candidates sat from Zamfara.
He said the University of Lagos recorded the highest
applicants with 83,865 candidates; Nnamdi Azikiwe
University came second with 82,148 candidates
while University of Benin came third with 80,048

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