JAMB Suspends Checking UTME Results by USSD, Orders Use of Website
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has suspended the use of the USSD code in checking results of the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
JAMB, in a statement announced on its website on Saturday, said the suspension became imminent because students complained of difficulties they encounter in using the USSD code earlier given by the board.
The board has therefore urged candidates to visit its website to check their results.
The statement read, “It has come to the attention of the board that the result checking on USSD code 55019 is saddled with some challenges.
“Consequently, the board hereby directs all candidates to visit JAMB portal to check their 2021 UTME result.”
It added, “Candidates can check their results from anywhere there is internet access. Checking by USSD code 55019 is suspended.”
in an earlier statement from JAMB’s chief spokesperson, Fabian Benjamin, which Nigerian Sketch obtained on Friday, the board directed candidates to check their results by sending UTMERESULT to 55019 through the GSM numbers they used in obtaining profile code and UTME registration with the board and their results would be sent to them.
The earlier statement read, “The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board has released the results of candidates who sat in more than 720 CBT centres for the 2021 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination conducted between Saturday, June 19 and Tuesday, June 22, 2021.”
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