JAMB remitted N5billion to the Federal Government


The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it remitted N5billion to the Federal Government purse after the conduct of its 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination.

This is contained in the board’s weekly bulletin, signed by the JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin, on Monday in Lagos State.

Benjamin explained later in a telephone interview with Newsmen that the Federal Government gave back N2 billion out of the N5 billion to the board to enhance its operations.

Meanwhile, some 2019 UTME candidates have alleged challenges in accessing their results as advised by JAMB.

JAMB 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 by sending RESULT to a code – 55019.

Meanwhile, JAMB has said that GSM service providers should be blamed for candidates’ inability to get the results of their 2019 UTME after texting their details to a dedicated code.

The Board’s Head, Media and Information, Dr. Fabian Benjamin, said the examination board was already aware of the problem and had consequently summoned a meeting with the GSM service providers.