You Have Seven Days to Provide Names of 10 Best Candidates—Lawyer Threatens JAMB

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Dissatisfied with decision of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, to withhold information about its top scorers in the recently released 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) results, an Abuja based lawyer, Chief Chukwuma Nwachukwu, has invoked the Freedom of Information Act, FOI, against the examination body.

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The legal practitioner, in a letter he forwarded to JAMB, requested to be updated with the names and scores of the 10 best candidates in the 2024 UTME, within seven days, in line with provisions of the FOI Act.

According to the Applicant, it was wrong for JAMB to withhold the requested information when it gave a break down of the performance of candidates that partook in the examination, on April 29.

Consequently, he specifically asked the Registrar General of JAMB, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede, to supply him with: “The names and scores of the 10 best students and their respective performances in the above examination.”

Recall that statistics showed that results of 64,624 candidates were withheld. However, the Registrar of JAMB, Prof. Oloyede stated during a press conference that the Board has released the results of 1,842,464 candidates.

“Meanwhile, 64,624 results are under investigation for verification, procedural investigation of candidates, centre-based investigation and alleged examination misconduct”.

He equally disclosed that 2,896 candidates were under investigations for Verification, 4,594 of them under investigations for Procedural Investigation, while 57,056 are under Centre Based Investigation, in 18 Centres: Edo; 12, Akwa Ibom; 3, Delta; 2 and Kwara 1.

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