JAMB 2017 UTME- 569,395 Candidates Score Over 200 Marks

The Joint Admission and Matriculation
Board (JAMB) on Tuesday said 569,395 of the 1.7 million candidates that wrote this year’s UTME scored over 200 marks.

Prof. Is-haq Oloyede, Registrar, JAMB,
announced this at the policy meeting of the stakeholders of Tertiary Institutions in Abuja.
He said 23.8 per cent of the total number of the candidates scored below 160 marks.

Click here to view JAMB 2017 Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges Admission Cut-Off Marks.

Oloyede urged the heads of the various
tertiary institutions to set their
modalities for admissions exercises as it
was not the board’s responsibility.

He said that no candidate without O’
Level prerequisite would be offered
admission.

“JAMB has a Central Admissions
Processing System (CAPS) to aid you on
the admission exercises.

“CAPS will not replace admission
processes of institutions. It will enable
institutions to simply communicate with JAMB in a more dynamic and timely manner.

“ It will also allow for flexible cut-off
marks and candidates are allowed to
make their choice of institution and
course,’’ he said.

The registrar, however, appealed to
heads of institutions not to charge more
than N2,000 for admissions’ processes.

In his remark, the Minister of Education,Malam Adamu Adamu, commended the board for conducting the UTME.

According to him, the stakeholders have
worked together to create synergy for
advancement of education in the
country.

“We restate our commitment to ensure
expansion of access to students in our
institutions “To ensure equity in regard to rural and urban areas; we are committed to refocusing our curricula to meet our development need,’’ he said.

Adamu, however, advised heads of
institutions to accommodate qualified
candidates in the most transparent and
flexible manner.

The meeting was attended by stakeholders in both public and private tertiary institutions.

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