The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board (JAMB) has said that candidates awaiting results are eligible to register and sit for the Universities Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).


Fabian Benjamin, JAMB spokesperson, in a statement on Thursday, said while such candidates can sit for the examination, their results must be uploaded between May and August.

Benjamin said that the board will consider candidates whose results are not uploaded by August as ineligible for admission.

“Nigerians are still not clear whether candidates with awaiting results will write our exams or not. Today, we want to make it categorically clear that candidates with awaiting results are eligible to register and sit for our examinations. However, the board will not confirm any admission for any candidate with awaiting result,” he said.


“All candidates who are desirous of tertiary education are to upload their O’ Level result on our site. We don’t want to be giving admissions to candidates that are not qualified to be admitted. It has been discovered over time that most of the times when these candidates are admitted, they don’t meet the requirements.

“You have from May up to August to upload your result. At the point of admission we would have sieved our records and any candidate who has not uploaded his or her result at that point, is not eligible for admission.

“We have a good number of candidates who have written their exams in years past and they have their results ready waiting for this process, we will factor those ones and the few ones that will get their results before August. We are not working for those that will be writing their exams. But if by chance you write your O’ Level examinations and JAMB this year and your result is ready, good for you.”


Fabian further noted that candidates who are not computer literate can apply for UTME mock examination at a fee of N700 nationwide.

He said the UTME mock examination was optional and aimed at allowing students have a feel of the Computer Based Test (CBT).

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