Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board has revealed how students can check their 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination results.
Head, Public Affairs and Protocol in JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, advised candidates to send UTMERESULT in one word to 55019 to have their results checked.
In a statement issued in Abuja on Saturday, he stated that JAMB had not uploaded the results on its website, urging candidates to check their results using the SMS code.
He said, “To check the 2022 UTME result, all a candidate needs to do is to simply send UTMERESULT to 55019 using the same phone number that he or she used for registration.
“The result will be sent as a response to the candidate’s text message. This is the only process of checking the 2022 UTME results for now as the board has not uploaded it on its website for obvious reasons.
“In addition, candidates are forewarned that they would, as usual, receive all kinds of messages from desperate fraudsters on how to check their results different from the aforementioned one.
“Hence, JAMB urges all candidates to ignore all such messages on how to check their 2022 UTME results as they are all products of deceit aimed at misleading them.”
Benjamin stressed that JAMB adopted the user-friendly and simplified process of checking UTME results through the use of SMS to adhere to the ease of doing business protocol of the government.
He added that the process was simplified to preclude the unconscionable exploitation of candidates by shylock business centres and cyber cafes which often took advantage of hapless candidates.
The 2022 UTME began on May 6 and would end on May 16.
About 1.7 million candidates took part in the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination nationwide in 755 registered computer-based centres.
The Head Media JAMB, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said that the ban on prohibited items was still in force.
He called on candidates to be careful not to run foul of the law as necessary sanctions would be meted out to violators of JAMB’s code of conduct.
Benjamin said in Abuja that the board had put in place all measures to ensure the smooth conduct of the examination.
Fabian said that all candidates would be checked into the examination hall, using the Biometric Verification Machine, which is also a register of attendance in line with the Board’s policy.
Benjamin identified banned items within the examination hall including but not limited to flash drives, smartwatches, calculators, recorders, mobile phones, spy reading glasses, and jewellery, among others.
Also, the Abuja Centre Coordinator of JAMB Equal Opportunity Group, Prof. Sunday Ododo, said no fewer than 383 candidates with visual impairment and other forms of disability sat for the 2022 UTME.