Published On: Tue, Aug 22nd, 2017

Only One-Third Candidates Scored Above 200 In JAMB

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By Nuel Suji – The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), on Tuesday said 569,395 of the 1.7 million candidates that wrote this year’s UTME scored over 200 marks.

The number represents just about a third of the students who sat for the examination. The total score for the UTME exam is 400.

JAMB Registrar

The JAMB Registrar, Is-haq Oloyede, disclosed this at the policy meeting of the stakeholders of tertiary institutions in Abuja.

He said 23.8 per cent of the total number of the candidates scored below 160 marks.

He said the stakeholders unanimously agreed that the minimum cut-off marks for university degree is to stand at 120.

The stakeholders, according to him, peg that of Polytechnic to be 100, College of Education 100, while National Innovative Enterprise Institution remained at 110 marks.

The registrar said the timelines for admission of first choice was October 15, while second choice would be December 15.

Mr. Oloyede urged the heads of the various tertiary institutions to set their modalities for admissions exercises as it was not the board’s responsibility.

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