By Felix Kassim
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) says candidates that sat for this year’s Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) can now print their result notification slips.
The Board said it had earlier made the results available through text to candidates on request by them.
A JAMB bulletin obtained by The LABOUR in Abuja on Monday, said the result notification slips can be printed at no cost from the Board website: www.jamb.gov.ng.
The bulletin made available by JAMB’s Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin, said : “All a candidate needs to do after visiting the site is to click on QUICK LINKS, then on “E-Facility” where the candidate would be required to provide his/her registration details and the result notification slip would be displayed for printing.
“The printing of the result notification slip is free as it is different from the original result slip that comes with the candidate’s picture.
“Candidates can print their result notification slip anywhere in the country even from the comfort of their homes once there is internet access.”
JAMB, however, warned candidates against involving third parties in the printing of the slip.
“The Board wishes to advise candidates to be wary of fraudulent elements masquerading as JAMB agents stating that it has not mandated any person or group to do the printing on behalf of the Board.
“Candidates are to note also that delegating this responsibility to third parties could result in wilful manipulation of their results.
“Recall that last year some candidates who abused this privilege by attempting to manipulate their scores were caught and are currently saving various jail terms. Candidates are advised to note that any attempt to forge the slip would attract stiff sanctions.
“The decentralization of printing of result notification slips was done mainly to comply with the directives of the NCDC and other relevant agencies on social distancing. It is against this background that the Board is urging candidates to note that it is incumbent on them to adhere to other precautionary health measures such as wearing face masks, washing of hands, among others, in order to mitigate the spread of the virus.”