Registrar: 569,395 candidates score over 200 marks_UTME

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The Joint Admission and Matriculation Board (JAMB) on Tuesday said 569,395 of the 1.7 million applicants that wrote this 12 months’s UTME scored over 200 marks.
Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, Registrar, JAMB, disclosed this at the policy meeting of the stakeholders of Tertiary institutions in Abuja.
He said 23.8 consistent with cent of the overall range of the applicants scored underneath 160 marks.
He said the stakeholders unanimously agreed that the minimum reduce-off marks for college degree is to stand at a hundred and twenty.
The stakeholders, in keeping with him, peg that of Polytechnic to be 100, college of schooling one hundred, even as national progressive business enterprise institution remained at one hundred ten marks.
The registrar stated the timelines for admission of first desire become October 15, while 2d desire might be December 15.
Oloyede entreated the heads of the various tertiary institutions to set their modalities for admissions sports as it became not the board’s obligation.
He stated that no candidate with out O’ stage prerequisite could be provided admission.
“JAMB has a central Admissions Processing system (CAPS) to aid you at the admission exercises.
“CAPS will now not update admission methods of institutions. it'll allow establishments to virtually speak with JAMB in a greater dynamic and well timed way.
“ it'll additionally permit for bendy cut-off marks and candidates are allowed to make their choice of institution and direction,’’ he said.
The registrar, but, appealed to heads of institutions no longer to fee greater than N2,000 for admissions’ techniques.
In his observation, the Minister of education, Malam Adamu Adamu, commended the board for undertaking the UTME.
in keeping with him, the stakeholders have labored collectively to create synergy for development of schooling within the country.
“We restate our commitment to make sure expansion of get right of entry to to students in our institutions
“To make sure equity in regard to rural and urban areas; we are committed to refocusing our curricula to meet our improvement need,’’ he said.
Adamu, however, cautioned heads of institutions to accommodate certified applicants inside the maximum obvious and bendy way.
The assembly changed into attended via stakeholders in each public and private tertiary establishments.

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