The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board will on Wednesday (today) release results of the Universities Matriculation Examination taken 11 days ago.
The UME was taken on Saturday, May 17 with over a million candidates sitting for the examination.
With this development, JAMB has erased last year?s record of releasing the results three weeks after the examination was taken.
During the examination, the board experimented with various methods to curb examination malpractices, especially with a technology to jam signals from phones and forestall, candidates from cheating with the device.
Briefing journalists after the conduct of the examination, the Registrar of JAMB, Prof ?Dibu Ojerinde, promised to match the time it took the board to release the results of 2007.
He said, ?Last year, the results were released a record three weeks after the examination.
?This year we are planning to match that record. If we can?t release it before three weeks, I can assure you that it won?t go beyond three weeks.?
A total of 1,054,043 candidates sat for the 2008 UME nationwide.
The number showed a 15 per cent increase on last year?s figure of 911,679 and that of 2006, which was 629,600.