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24 Apr, 2010
24 Apr, 2010
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Friday released the results of 1, 228, 607 out of a total of 1, 276, 795 candidates who sat for the maiden Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination held on April 17 across the country.
Of this number, only 501,463 representing 41 per cent of the candidates scored above 200 out of the maximum 400 points.
Another set of 832,434 representing 68 per cent of this number scored above 180 marks while 330, 971 representing 27 per cent scored between 180 and 199 marks.
The Registrar/Chief Executive of JAMB, Prof. ‘Dibu Ojerinde, who disclosed these at a press briefing in Abuja, explained that a total of 1, 375,652 candidates applied for the 2010 UTME, out of which 271 candidates sat for the examination in six foreign countries.
He said, ”Out of the 1,276,795 candidates that sat for the 2010 UTME, the results of 1,228,607 representing 96.26 per cent are today released, while results of 48, 188 (3.77 per cent) are still being screened before release or otherwise.
”Detailed analysis of application by gender shows that 769,416 candidates are male while 606,236 candidates are female. These figures show that 44.07 per cent are female while 55.93 per cent are male.”
Imo State led the six states with the highest number of candidates with a total of 111,613 representing 8.11 per cent, closely followed by Delta State with 86,955 representing 6.32 per cent.
The Federal Capital Territory led the bottom six with a total of 2,393 applications, representing 0.17 per cent of the total number. It was closely followed by Zamfara State with 3,568, representing 0.26 per cent.
As has been the tradition over the years, candidates who are seeking university admission led the pack, followed closely by those seeking admission into colleges of education.
Bayelsa State came tops on the list of states where examination malpractices were recorded. It had a total of 5,442 cases, followed by Rivers State with 3, 302 cases. Lagos State came third with 2,847 cases.
The JAMB registrar revealed that 46 examination centres across 10 states had been de-recognised as a result of their ”unacceptable behaviours during the examination.”
Rivers State led the pack with 12 centres, followed by Imo and Lagos states with seven centres each.
Ojerinde said 20,780 results, representing 1.63 per cent of the total number of those who sat for the examination, were being withheld for further verification and thorough screening before release.
He explained that it was too early to make public the name of the highest scorer in the examination because some of the results were still being screened.
He also frowned at the practice of some universities who charged candidates up to N10, 000 for making such universities their second choice. Ojerinde said this practice must stop or else sanctions would be applied.
He enjoined candidates to go online, using their application slips to log on to the JAMB website to check their results.
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