The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has said some of the withheld 2018 UTME results was because some of the candidates entered the exam hall with banned items.

JAMB’s  Head of Media and Publicity Fabian Benjamin revealed this on Thursday.

According to him, some of the 2018 UTME results were withheld as  “There were candidates who went into the examination halls with materials that were banned. Telephone handsets and other materials were found on some of them.

“There were even candidates who attempted to change the IP addresses of the computer systems assigned to them.

“There are centres that colluded with candidates. Maybe their owners collected monies from the candidates and were dictating answers”.

In addition, he said he was not sure the 2018 UTME results of the affected candidates would be released,

According to him, the release of the results “depends on the outcomes of the investigations. We are being fair and diligent in the screening to ensure injustice is not done to anyone.”

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