The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME) result for the year 2020 has been published. This standardized test for Nigerian undergraduate aspirants was held on from 14th March 2020 to 4th April 2020. As this test is a digital assessment of the students, utme result 2020 was published after a few days the exams were taken. Students can check their results via SMS.
UTME result 2020 publication during the pandemic
This year the Joint Admission Matriculation Board (JAMB) took new initiatives to publish the result. The current ongoing pandemic of COVID-19 requires social distancing. Keeping that in mind, JAMB has advised students to check their utme result 2020 via SMS or through JAMB official website.
How to check UTME result 2020?
Students can check their result through SMS and official websites. They are required to follow these steps to check the result:
- First, students need to go to the official JAMB website.
- After that in the designated box, they need to fill up the registration number or the email id they registered with before the exam.
- At last, they need to click on the ‘check my result’ icon to get the result.
Another way to know your result is to text ‘Result’ to the number 55019. Before that, students are required to have at least N50 on the SIM card. This SMS will cost N50 and also the SIM card need to be pre-registered for the 2020 UTME/DE examination.
Other official procedures before the exam were also filled online this year. Students previously started their online registration for their exam on January 13th, 2020. It lasted till February 17th.
Joint Admission Matriculation Board officials have announced that to maintain social distancing, students this time can print their result notification slip for free. For this convenience, they do not need to go anywhere else. They can download the slip from home with their email id and registration number, though it is not the official result slip with the student’s picture.
Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, Nigeria
The Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, Nigeria began in 1978 to have a standardized exam to measure students’ quality. It is 2 hours and 45 minutes long exam administrated by the Joint Admission Matriculation Board. This test is fully computerized since May 17, 2014. This exam helps students to get admission to any Universities, polytechnic and monotechnic institutes in Nigeria.
In total, students need to prepare for 4 subjects for the UTME exam. The test is taken on English, hence fluency in English is compulsory. JAMB provides a syllabus for the subjects students choose. Students need to register for the exam with an amount of money which varies from year to year. The utme result 2020 is valid for 1 year.
Students are not allowed to use any kind of electronic device such as -calculators, mobile phones, digital watches, or microphones in the exam venue. Students carrying these items can be punished, as well as can be banned from the exam. JAMB takes any malpractices during the exam very seriously. Many students lose their privilege to sit for the exam if caught during any ill practice.
UTME Result 2020 Statistics
This year, a record of over 1.9 million candidates has registered for the UTME examination. Last year this number was a less than 1.8 million. The highest scores of utme result 2020 have not been published yet. The Joint Admission Matriculation Board head, Dr. Fabian Benjamin stated that this year 41 centers were barred from conducting the exam among 692 centers country-wide.
With the utme result 2020 published, Nigerian higher study aspirants have started to prepare for their future. They will be arranging for the admission procedure of the university the previously chose. Many applicants are now looking forward to their post-utme exams.