The Joint Admissions and Matriculations Board(JAMB) has released the results of the 2012 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the results of 27,266 candidates across eight states were withheld for various reasons. Another local media revealed further that only three candidates scored above 300.
A total of 1,503,931 candidates were registered for the 2012 UTME, which held last Saturday in 375 towns in Nigeria and six foreign centres, making it the one with the highest number of registered candidates since the existence of JAMB.
Contrary to earlier fears that the Boko Haram sect would disrupt the exam in some Northern states, JAMB Registrar, Prof. Dibu Ojerinde, said the State Security Service and other security agencies had been engaged to deal with any security threat.
The exam proceeded on the set date without any security problem.