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UTME Update: 569,395 candidates score over 200 marks

Prof Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, on Tuesday, said that 569,395 of the 1.7 million candidates that wrote this year’s UTME scored over 200 marks.


JAMB CBT Centre, CREDIT: Vanguard Nigeria

He said that 23.8% of the total number of candidates who wrote the examination scored below 160 marks. He also said that the stakeholders unanimously agreed that the minimum cut-off mark for University degree should be 120 while that of Polytechnics and Colleges of Education should be 100, with that of National Innovative Enterprise Institution should remain at 110 marks.

Prof Oloyede urged the tertiary institutions to set the modalities for their admission processes as this was not the board’s responsibility. He also made it clear that no candidate without O’Level prerequisite will have the opportunity of being offered admission.

“JAMB has a Central Admissions Processing System (CAPS) to aid you on the admission exercises.

“CAPS will not replace admission processes of institutions. It will enable institutions to simply communicate with JAMB in a more dynamic and timely manner. It will also allow for flexible cut-off marks and candidates are allowed to make their choice of institution and course,’’ he said.

The Registrar also appealed to heads of institutions not to charge more than N2,000 for admission processes.

The Minister of Education, Malam Adamu Adamu commended the Board for conducting UTME. He also urged heads of institutions to make their admission processes as transparent as possible.



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