More than One Million UTME Candidates Scored Below 200 – JAMB

The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board on Tuesday said 569, 395 of the one million and seven hundred 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 first choice was October 15, while second choice would be December 15.


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