The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has kept on clarifying why it is yet to discharge the result of the 2019 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, UTME.
The unsual delay has made space for uneasiness and doubt among certain Nigerians.
Dr. Fabian Benjamin, JAMB representative, disclosed to The Sun on Saturday, that they value the uneasiness and worries of hopefuls.
He, in any case, mentioned that JAMB be permitted to do the vital things before discharging the outcome.
He said that however results were discharged essentially before in 2017 and 2018, it was vital for the load up to enhance its credibility this time around.
As per him, numerous applicants had before, got away with ill-conceived acts they executed amid the UTME work out, however that won’t be permitted to proceed.
He said JAMB would take as much time as is needed and investigate the result of the activity to guarantee that tertiary foundations are glad for whatever they get from JAMB.
“We are gatekeepers but the entire security system of the house could be compromised, if we refuse to keep the gate.
“We would strictly follow the process so that we can get it right. We are less concerned about the time, but (more about) how well and credible (the results become); neither policy meeting nor admission will start this month. So, the delay will not affect any item on our timetable.
“The UTME results are intact and nothing has happened to them. No server has crashed and no other major challenge. The 2019 UTME exercise recorded malpractices but they were not as bad as they used to be.
“Even in previous examinations, there were malpractices but nobody noticed because of the way we handled them. We are not ashamed to admit that there are issues. But our pride is in getting it right. Once we get it right, it will serve as a message that it’s no longer business as usual.
“Illegality had thrived in the society of over the years because people failed to follow issues to (their) logical conclusion. But we have decided to do otherwise, and we need the support of Nigerians to achieve that.”
“Tertiary institutions who are our end users would also be proud of it.
“Our target is that candidates that commit any offence should not go unpunished. At same time, we don’t want any innocent candidate to be punished unjustly.”