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JAMB: ONLY 25% SCORED ABOVE 200 IN UTME

THe Registrar of the Joint Admissions and
Matriculation Board , Prof Ishaq Oloyede, has
said that 414, 696 candidates , out of the
1 , 603 , 181 who sat for the 2018 Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examination , scored above 200.
The figure , according to him , 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 .
The JAMB boss , however, said that 558 , 673
candidates scored above 190; 739 , 490 above
180 and 956, 937 above 170 marks.

He revealed this 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 .

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 , Oloyede, however , warned that scores
released by JAMB were not the cut- off marks.


According to him , they are the minimum marks
required while the cut- off marks are arrived at
from the cumulative consideration of
candidates ’ scores or grades .
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.
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