JAMB RESULT 2012:ONLY 3 CANDIDATES SCORED ABOVE 300-

JAMB RESULT 2012:ONLY 3 CANDIDATES SCORED ABOVE 300-
 The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board has released the
results of the 2012 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, with
only three candidates scoring above 300.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the results of 27,266 candidates across eight states were withheld for various reasons.
This was stated by JAMB Registrar/Chief Executive, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, at a news conference in Abuja.
A total of 1,503,931 candidates were registered for the 2012 UTME,
which held across the country on March 24, making it the one with the
highest number of registered candidates since the existence of JAMB.
Contrary to earlier fears that the Boko Haram sect would disrupt the
exam in some Northern states, Ojerinde, said the State Security Service
and other security agencies had been engaged to deal with any security
threat.
The exam proceeded on the set date without any security problem.
At the news conference, Ojerinde, the JAMB Registrar, listed Abia,
Benue, Cross River, Delta, Imo, Lagos, Nasarawa and Rivers as the
affected states, due to malpractice such as extortion of money by some
examination officials.
“In 2012 UTME, we had some disturbing news of extortion of money from
innocent candidates by greedy proprietors and supervisors all these
persons will be brought to book,” he said, adding that the outcome of
investigation would determine if more results would be released..
Ojerinde said 72, 243 scored 250 and above while 336,330 scored below 170.
He said 374,920 candidates scored between 170 and above, 601,151
candidates scored between 200 and 249 while 901 scored between 270 and
299.
“In 2010, 96,451 results were recorded invalid, while in 2011, the
figure reduced drastically to 28,069, due to sensitisation on 2011 UTME.
“For the 2012 UTME, the number was drastically reduced to 5,161; the
board will continue to work to ensure that the incidence of incomplete
and invalid results is totally wiped out,” he stated.
Ojerinde said that Imo had the highest number of applicants with
123,865 candidates; Delta came second with 88,876 candidates while
Anambra placed third with 84,204 candidates.
Conversely, FCT recorded the lowest number with 3,380 candidates,
Sokoto placed next with 5, 664 candidates while 5,713 candidates sat
from Zamfara.
He said the University of Lagos recorded the highest applicants with
83,865 candidates; Nnamdi Azikiwe University came second with 82,148
candidates while University of Benin came third with 80,048 candidates.
He said arrangement had been made for candidates to check their
results online using JAMB web site, www.myjambonline.com, and using the
scratch card used earlier for registration.
Source- http://www.thenationonlineng.net/2011/index.php/news-update/41473-jamb-releases-2012-utme-results.html

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