Why JAMB Withheld Some Results in 2021 & What To Do


You get that strange feeling when you check your JAMB result and it has been withheld while your friends have seen theirs with no problems.

Enough of the sarcasm, why exactly did JAMB hold some candidate’s results? What can you do if this happened to you? You will find answers to these questions in this article.

Read to the end to discover more information about the 2021 withheld scores or results.


Why JAMB Withheld Some Results & When It Will Be Released

Without wasting your time let me explain the reasons. The major reasons why JAMB withheld some results are:

  1. Examination Malpractice: Some kind of malpractice occurred during your exam which they detected.
  2. Banned cbt centre: You registered or did your exam at centre that has been banned by the board.
  3. Impersonation: Impersonation was detected, this why you need to do fingerprints verification during registration and your exams.
  4. Other suspicious activities may have been discovered by the board which made them to take that decision.
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So what can you do?

JAMB usually give you reasons why your result was held, they may also give you instructions on what to do.

If you can’t find any instructions, log in to your JAMB efacility portal and check for what you are going to do to make them release the result.


Just calm down, there’s no big deal. Most of the time, it’s a false positive. They will surely release it.

Why has JAMB not sent my result?

In case you have tried the SMS method for checking JAMB scores and you have not received any response, it may be due to the following:

  1. You have issues with the network and your message did not get to them.
  2. You sent the message to the wrong recipient, make sure the recipient is 55019.
  3. You don’t have any credit, make sure you have at least fifty naira.
  4. You sent the message with a number you did not register with JAMB.
  5. The results have not been released yet.
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Please note that if your JAMB result was withheld, JAMB will let you know.

Is the JAMB result for 2021 fake?

In the history of JAMB in Nigeria, nothing like fake results or scores has been recorded. So, it can’t happen due to the amount of work that goes into marking, scoring,g and processing these results.

Kindly ignore any rumors that JAMB 2021 results are fake, have been canceled, or deleted. Rumors like this always trend on social media, online forums, and blogs filled with fake news.

If you want trusted latest news on JAMB, check out the JAMB bulletin which is released weekly or visit academicng.com.

Thanks you for reading and I would appreciate it if you could share this with a fellow JAMB candidate like you.

All questions regarding this issue or JAMB, in general, are welcomed in the comments section below this article.


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