2020 UTME Candidates Can Print Their Results Now – JAMB

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SWITZERLAND, JUNE 08 – The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has announced that candidates who participated in the just concluded 2020 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) can now print their result notification slips.

This was disclosed in its weekly bulletin made available to the News Agency of Nigeria of Nigeria (NAN) on Monday in Abuja.

The candidates are to do after visit the site follow the guidelines thereof to print their result notification slips.

JAMB spokesman, Fabian Benjamin in the statement reminded the candidates that the printing of the result notification slip is free as it is different from the original result slip that comes with the candidate’s picture.

According to him, “Candidates can print their result notification slip anywhere in the country even from the comfort of their homes once there is internet access.’’

Prior to this examination, JAMB restricted the printing of result notification slips, making it available only via SMS. This was done to preclude anxiety on the part of candidates as well as prevent clustering at cybercafés with the attendant risk of COVID-19 contagion all in a bid to print result notifications.

It added that the decentralisation of printing of result notification slips was done mainly to comply with the directives of the NCDC and other relevant agencies on social distancing.

“This new development, however, is predicated on the gradual easing of the lockdown and resumption of economic activities in most parts of the country.

“The board wishes to advise candidates to be wary of fraudulent elements masquerading as JAMB agents stating that it has not mandated any person or group to do the printing on behalf of the board.

“Candidates are to note also that delegating this responsibility to third parties could result in wilful manipulation of their results.

“Recalls that last year some candidates who abused this privilege by attempting to manipulate their scores were caught and are currently saving various jail terms,’’ JAMB said.

The board further cautioned candidates to note that any attempt to forge the slip would attract stiff sanctions.

 “It is against this background that the board is urging candidates to note that it is incumbent on them to adhere to other precautionary health measures such as wearing of face masks, washing of hands, among others, in order to mitigate the spread of the virus,’’ JAMB added.

Meanwhile, the board had concluded plans to hold its 2020 policy meeting on June 16, which will be, expectedly, chaired by the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, with about 4,000 heads of tertiary institutions comprising degree, diploma, Nigeria Certificate in Education and NID-awarding institutions and other stakeholders in attendance.

It said the 2020 policy meeting is peculiar as it will go down in history as the first that will hold online due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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