The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has revealed that it has remitted N5 billion to the purse of the Federal Government after the conduct of the 2019 UTME.
JAMB’s Head of Media and Information, Dr Fabian Benjamin further explained that the Federal Government gave back N2 billion out of the N5 billion to the board to enhance its operations.
He said “the board returned N5 billion to the Federal Government, but out of that amount, the board was given N2 billion to further enhance its operations,” he said.
Meanwhile, some 2019 UTME candidates have alleged challenges in accessing their results through telephone 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.
0ver 1.8 million candidates who registered for the examination, a total of 1,792,719 had their results released by the board.
The board withheld results of 34,120 candidates over alleged examination malpractice, while results of 15,145 candidates are undergoing further clarification.