The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB has conducted a foreign based examination for Nigerian candidates abroad and citizens of other nationalities who wants to study in Nigeria.
The Board said the examination was conducted to give equal opportunity to Nigerians in Diaspora and foreigners who are desirous of acquiring qualitative Tertiary education in Nigeria.
The examination was conducted in Ghana, United Kingdom, Cameroon, Benin Republic, Cöte d’Ivoire South Africa and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
The board made this known in its weekly bulletin, released to the media, by its Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin.
According to the board, “Over 200 candidates took the LJTME examination that held simultaneously on Saturday, 27th April, 2019 in all the aforementioned centres”
On the rationale for conducting the extra level of UTME, the board said “We are not just conducting the examination in these countries on account Of the candidates alone which was, at any rate, negligible but because we also want to showcase Nigeria’s giant strides in technological advancement on the global scene”.
The Board warned candidates to disregard messages or calls from anybody claiming to have access to the board’s classified information.
“The board wishes to state emphatically that the results of the 2019 UTME have not been released.”
It urged the public, particularly parents and candidates, to be wary of dubious elements and disregard any overtures made by anybody touting their power or influence to inflate any candidate’s score.
“The Board will make it public when the results are ready” the board said.
Security operatives have picked up some of these nefarious characters and they are on the trail of others still at large,” it added.