JAMB Says 1.4 Million UTME Candidates Scored Below 200.

JAMB Says 1.4 Million UTME Candidates Scored Below 200.

Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board says it has released the results of the 2024 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination, showing that 1,402,490 candidates out of  1,842,464 failed to score 200 out of 400 marks.

The number of candidates who failed to score half of the possible marks represents 78 per cent of the candidates whose results were released by JAMB.

Giving a breakdown of the results of the 1.8 candidates released, the board’s Registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, said, 8,401 candidates scored 300 and above; while, 77,070 scored 250 and above; 439,974 scored 200 and above, while 1.4million scored below 200.

On naming the top scorers for the 2024 UTME, Oloyede said, it is common knowledge that the board has, at various times restated its unwillingness to publish the names of its best-performing candidates, as it considers its UTME as only a ranking examination on account of the other parameters that would constitute what would later be considered the minimum admissible score for candidates seeking admission to tertiary institutions.

Oloyede also said the board, at the moment, conducts examination in nine foreign centres namely: Abidjan, Ivory Coast; Addis Ababa, Ethiopia; Buea, Cameroon; Cotonou, Republic of Benin; London, United Kingdom; Jeddah, Saudi Arabia; and Johannesburg, South Africa, adding that, the essence of the foreign component of the examination is to market the institutions to the outside world as well as ensuring that the universities reflect the universality of academic traditions, among others.


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