The recently released 2012 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations, UTME, by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, as well as the National Examinations Council, NECO, examinations results have been rejected by some students.
The candidates, who expressed their displeasure with the results released by the examination bodies, thronged the Tribune House, Imalefalafia, Ibadan, on Monday, to register their displeasure and doubts in the genuineness of the results.
“JAMB gave out marks not on the performance of candidates. I am sure my result should be better if the result is a true reflection of my performance.”
“NECO is also another examination body which recently released results that cannot just be accepted. The government should please, save our future,” one of the students, Dairo Afolabi said.
Another candidate, Omolara Akinmoyede, said: “JAMB and NECO are threats to the attainment of our ambitions.
It is the children of the poor that suffer from the wickedness of the examination bodies. Something needs to be done.”
About 1,048,314 out of the 1,503,931 candidates who participated in this year’s JAMB passed the examination. Out of this number, three candidates scored the highest with over 300 marks.
JAMB Registrar, Prof Dibu Ojerinde, who made this known last week said 901 of the candidates scored 270 and above, 72,243 made between 250 – 269; 601,151 scored 200 – 249; 374, 920 scored 170 – 199 while 336, 330 failed as they scored 170 which is below the 180 cut-off mark.
Ojerinde further said that 833, 082 of the applicants were males while 660,522 were females, representing 55.78 percent and 44.22 percent respectively.