The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has officially cancelled the results of 59,698 candidates over various cases of examination malpractices.
The JAMB Registrar, Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, made the disclosure on Wednesday in Abuja at a news conference at the end of an enlarged meeting with external examiners and other stakeholders in the conduct of the 2017 UTME.
According to him, 1,386 candidates have their results cancelled over examination malpractice; 57,646 results were also affected as a result of centres-induced malpractices while the results of 666 candidates were cancelled due to multiple examinations.
The cancelled results were fewer than the 76,923 initially withheld by the examination body when the results of the 2017 UTME were announced on 31 May.
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Oloyede had said the final figure of annulled results would be announced after a thorough investigation.