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Over 1million UTME candidates scored below 200 – JAMB by Noblex: 6:36 pm On Aug 23, 2017
Over 1million UTME candidates scored below 200 – JAMB
The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board on Tuesday said 569,395 of the 1.7 million candidates that wrote this year’s UTME scored over 200 marks. The Registrar, JAMB, Prof. 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 mark for the 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 the first choice was October 15, while the second choice would be December 15..
He said that no candidate without O ’ Level prerequisite would be offered admission.
“ JAMB has a Central Admissions Processing System 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, however , appealed to heads of institutions not to charge more than N 2 , 000 for admissions ’ processes.
In his remark , the Minister of Education , Malam Adamu Adamu , commended the board for conducting the UTME .
According to him , the stakeholders have worked together to create synergy for the advancement of education in the country .
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