by Lekan Olanrewaju

The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has released the results of the 2012 UTME, revealing that only 3 candidates scored above 300.

The JAMB Registrar Prof. Dibu Ojerinde made this known at a news conference in Abuja on Thursday, and also revealed that the results of 27, 266 candidates  out of the 1,053,931 which were registered were withheld. He listed Abia, Benue, Cross River, Delta, Imo, Lagos, Nasarawa and Rivers as the affected states and stated that the results were not released due to examination malpractices.

He went on to say that some supervisors had extorted money from candidates. “In 2012 UTME, we had some disturbing news of extortion of money from innocent candidates by greedy proprietors and supervisors all these persons will be brought to book,” he said.

The most number of registered candidates were in Imo state, followed by Delta and Anambra, he said. “For the 2012 UTME, Imo had the highest number of applicants with 123,865 candidates.” he said. “Delta came second with 88,876 candidates while Anambra placed third with 84,204 candidates and FCT recorded the lowest number with 3,380 candidates…the University of Lagos recorded the highest applicants with 83,865 candidates; Nnamdi Azikiwe University came second with 82,148 candidates and the University of Benin came third with 80,048 candidates.”

44.8 percent of registered candidates scored above 200, with 901 candidates scoring between 270 – 299, 71,339 candidates scoring between 250 – 269 and 601,151 candidates scoring between 200 – 249.