JAMB Releases 2007 Examination Results0
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Wednesday, 30th May 2007, released results of the 2007 Universities Matriculation Examination (UME) which took place nationwide as well as in five other countries including Ghana, Cameroon, the United Kingdom, Saudi Arabia and the Republic of Benin on May 5, 2007. This is the first time the examination body would be releasing results within one month of the conduct of the examination. Candidate can now check their results online by logging on to http://www.jambonline.org/.
The Registrar and Chief Executive of JAMB, Professor ‘Dibu Ojerinde, announced the release of the results in Abuja. Available statistics indicate that
- Of the 911,679 candidates who completed and returned application forms for the examination, 854,439 candidates sat for the examination.
- A total of 21,466 results are being withheld by the Examination body.
- Social Sciences and Medical sciences topped the list of preferred faculties by candidates with 23.73 per cent and 18.17 per cent respectively. Faculties of Education and Agriculture with 3.53 percent and 1.07 percent respectively trailed the list.
- Imo, Anambra, Delta, Edo, Akwa Ibom and Ogun state had the highest number of candidates seeking placements in the nation’s universities while Kebbi, Sokoto, Taraba, Zamfara, Jigawa and Yobe had the lowest number of applications.
The three best candidates in the examination, are yet to be declared. The JAMB boss explained that the three candidates with the highest scores in the 2007 UME could not be ascertained due to ongoing investigations into cases of examination malpractices where some of the highest scores were under probe. He said the full details of the best candidates would be made available after investigations.