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JAMB: Only 25% Of Candidates Scored Above 200 – Oloyede

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JAMB registrar, Prof. Ishaq Oloyede.

Scores Released By Jamb Are Used For Cut-Off Consideration – Oloyede

Prof Ishaq Oloyede, the Registrar of the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, (JAMB) in a statement has revealed that out of the 1,603,181 candidates that sat for the 2018 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, only 414,696 candidates scored above 200.

The calculation of the figure that surpassed the 200 score translates to 25.09 per cent, this is against the 465,025 (27.00 per cent) of the 1, 606, 374 who scored above 200 in 2017.

He however, stated that 558, 673 candidates scored above 190; 739,490 above 180 and 956, 937 above 170 marks.

The grades were made available on Tuesday during the Policy Meeting held at the newly inaugurated Bola Babalakin auditorium in Gbongan, Osun State.

The 2,400-capacity centre was built by the Chairman of Bi-Courtney Group of Companies, Dr Wale Babalakin.

Oloyede, at the programme attended by the state Governor, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, and the Minister of Education, Mallam Adamu Adamu, among many other top players in the education sector, warned that the scores released are not the cut-off marks.

He further stated that the scores are minimum marks put to consideration at arriving at the cut-off marks for candidates.

He added on other regulations guiding the process, “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.”

Speaking at the event, Adamu urged authorities of higher institutions to work with JAMB to sanitise admission process in the country.

As earlier reported by Naija News, the minister of education, Mallam Adamu while speaking at the event, also warned tertiary institutions against charging more than N2,000 per candidate for their post UTME tests.