- The registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, says 25% of candidates who sat for the 2018 UTME scored above 200
- Professor Oloyede says 1,603,181 candidates sat for the examination and 414,696 scored above 200
- He says 558,673 candidates scored above 190 while 739,490 scored above 180
Not less than 414,696 candidates out of the 1,603,181, who sat for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, scored above 200.
This was disclosed on Tuesday, June 26, by the registrar of the Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB), Professor Ishaq Oloyede.
The Punch reports that Oloyede, who said this during the policy meeting held at the newly inaugurated Bola Babalakin Auditorium in Gbogan, Osun state, said the figure translates to 25.09%
NAIJ.com gathers that this is against the 465,025 (27%) of the 1, 606, 374 who scored above 200 in 2017.
According to Oloyode, 558,673 candidates scored above 190; 739,490 above 180 and 956,937 above 170 marks. He said the scores released by JAMB were not the cut-off marks, adding that they were the minimum marks required.
According to him, the cut-off marks are arrived at from the cumulative consideration of candidates’ scores or grades.
On admission, he said: “Every candidate is required to accept or reject his/her admission before the process is said to be completed. Candidates can now protest their admission status should they feel they are not fairly treated.”
Meanwhile, NAIJ.com previously reported that the federal government warned that it would sanction any tertiary institution which charges more than N2,000 for post-UTME.
The minister of education, Adamu Adamu, gave the warning at the ongoing Joint Admission and Matriculation Board policy meeting on admissions into tertiary institutions in Gbongan, Osun state.
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