ABUJA - The Joint Admission Committee and the Board of
Registration, legs, revealed that a total of 2, 892 candidates scored 300
points or more in 2011, tertiary enrollment UTME unified examination conducted
nationwide last week, on Saturday.
In addition, for a total of 1,493,604 candidates for the
examination UTMEA Sat seeking admission to the 500, 000 available spaces in the
nation's tertiary institutions.
Given the breakdown of candidates’ performance, today in Abuja, the Registrar
of JAMB, Professor ‘Dibu Ojerinde said, "while 842, 851 candidates scored below
200 marks, 495,426 candidates scored between 200-249 and 67,732 scored between
250-269 as well as 31, 444 others, who scored between 270-299 marks.”
Out of this, the JAMB according him, is currently investigating the results of
7, 504 candidates, from some centres which he said are suspicious, and so the
results must undergo further screening because of the unusual performances
recorded by candidates from those centre.
He stated further that a total of 15, 160, representing 1.014 % of candidates,
who participated in the examination were involved in exam malpractices.
On the issue of invalid and incomplete results that characterized the conducted
of the exercise last year, Prof. Ojerinde announced a remarkable reduction from
82,000 cases in 2010 to 28, 069 in this 2011 exercise.
According to him, "this figure, 28,069, although is a remarkable reduction in
the previous one. It still remains high. In the years ahead, we will further
bring down the figure drastically. Our target is to totally eliminate this
phenomenon by drumming it to our examiners to do checks on candidates during
Further analysis of the application by gender showed that 55.78% applicants are
males while 44.22% candidates are females. These figures showed that 660,522
candidates are females while 833,082 are males.
While a total of 200 visually impaired candidates sat for the exams, 197
prisoners from mainly Kaduna State and Ikoyi Prison in Lagos State sat for the
2011 UTME exams. Imo State has highest number of applicants in the exams as the
Federal Capital Territory, FCT, got the least applicant.
Prof Ojerinde asked candidates who sat for the examination to check their
results on-line using JAMB scratch cards.
Ojerinde who said the results were posted on-line by 12.00 pm (today)Friday,
said, the results are on the internet, as I am speaking with you. He advised
that, "candidates do not need to buy any scratch card, but can utilize the
scratch card earlier used during registration for the exam.
Note: You can access Your JAMB’s website on the link below.