JAMB Releases Result0
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), yesterday released the results of its examination conducted 10 days ago.
The results, the Registrar and Chief Executive of JAMB, Professor Dibu Ojerinde, said could be accessed on JAMB web site.
The Registrar who was speaking at a press briefing said one of the motivations for releasing the results early was to avoid manipulation or cheating.
Professor Dibu Ojerinde disclosed that although drastic measures were taken to forestall malpractices at various centres across the country, about 22,398 cases were recorded.
According to Ojerinde, this shows great improvement as it recorded the lowest incidence of examination malpractice in the conduct of its examination.
He however revealed that he suspects that several other cases will soon come to light as altogether, a total of 22,398 cases were recorded in the examination while more scripts of candidates suspected to be involved are still being screened.
Ojerinde said that out of the over 1.054 million candidates who applied for the examination, only 998,114 candidates actually sat for the test, leaving about 55,946 absent.
The registrar revealed that three candidates performed exceptionally well. These are, Miss Adu Foluso Oluwatoyin, 18, a female candidate who applied to read Geography/Education at the Obafemi Awolowo University (OAU), Ile Ife, who came top with 321 points, Master Oluwunmi Olukunle Charles, 17, from Ogun State who applied to read Law at the University of Lagos (UNILAG) who scored 314, and Odiye Marleth Odeiza, 32, from Kogi State, who applied to read Accountancy at UNILAG, came third.
States with the highest application, he said were Imo State with 101, 201 or 9.6 per cent, Anambra, 72,722 or 6.89 per cent; Delta, 71,0400r 6.73 per cent and Edo, 60,714 or 5.76 percent, while states with the lowest application are Taraba, 5,582 or 0.53 per cent; Sokoto followed with 4,926 or 0.47 per cent, Jigawa 3,987 or 0.38 percent Zamfara 3,826 or 0.36 and Yobe,703 applications or 0.07 per cent.
Culled from: Daily Trust (29 May 2008)