Try not to depend on our cut-off point for affirmation, JAMB tells applicants
Says every establishment decides the base score for confirmation *There’s no uniform UTME least score for affirmation, its demands By Joseph Erunke ABUJA–THE Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board, JAMB, has told competitors jubilating for meeting its set benchmark for entrance into tertiary organizations not to depend on the cut-off point. Support said meeting its cut-off imprint was not an assurance for confirmation, clarifying that there were other various components for thought for affirmation. As per the board which expressed this in its week after week news notice, discharged to the media Monday, by its Head of Media, Dr Fabian Benjamin,” The undue consideration regarding the supposed national least UTME score (UTME cut-off point), is a significant wellspring of disappointment of some not well educated up-and-comers who accepted that they have at last accomplished the benchmark having accomplished the purported least national score or “cut off point’ for confirmation.” It said even with its benchmark, “every foundation decides and submits to JAMB its base UTME score; subsequent to having investigated the UTME exhibitions of its candidates against its accessible standard.”
The board additionally clarified that” Decisions at the yearly Policy Meeting on Admission doesn’t lessen the base solution of the foundations aside from the couple of organizations whose submitted least UTME-scores fall beneath what the Policy Meeting considers as the base score satisfactory.” “No uniform least UTME score (cut – off) for all Universities, Polytechnics or Colleges of Education in Nigeria; every Institution decides and submits to JAMB its base UTME score; in the wake of having dissected the UTME exhibitions of its candidates against its accessible amount,” it clarified. The board said,” There is a layer of misguided judgments on what is commonly depicted as “uniform least national UTME score” for induction into tertiary foundations in Nigeria.” “For long, numerous competitors and a few individuals from the overall population have gone under the wrong impression that there is a base national UTME score, which they additionally allude to as “cut – off point”. “In all actuality there is nobody specific national least UTME score for all Universities, Polytechnics or Colleges of Education in Nigeria. ” It has never been. Likewise, much of the time, UTME score isn’t the sole determinant of position of competitors into tertiary establishments,” it said. As indicated by JAMB,” It is, in this way, a twofold risk for some competitors who swallow the common misconception that there is a uniform UTME score (cut-off) for all Universities, Polytechnics or Colleges of Education in Nigeria.”
“The fantasy additionally fuses the wrong impression that it is just the UTME score that establishes the benchmark for confirmation. “These are a long way from reality. Such up-and-comers on the accomplishment of a specific evaluation in UTME celebrate ahead of time their impending arrangements, which as a general rule may not be by the day’s end,” it included. In the notice, JAMB said:”The Board has over and over expressed that: No uniform least UTME score (cut – off) for all Universities, Polytechnics or Colleges of Education in Nigeria; every Institution decides and submits to JAMB its base UTME score; in the wake of having broke down the UTME exhibitions of its candidates against its accessible standard.
” The notice read further: “UTME score is only one of the a few scores that are commonly included to get the possible total score and positioning of the up-and-comers. ” Other boundaries are Post-UTME/Post – A/L capabilities screening/test score; O/L grade score; and now and again, physical test, (for example, pertinent in the Nigerian Defense Academy/Police Academy).Therefore, It is the score from all the fragments that are included to have an inevitable positioning table or “cut off” score. “For the 2020 confirmation work out, for instance, no competitor with an UTME score of 209 can be considered for induction into any program at the Pan African University (PAN) whose base UTME score is 210.
Likewise, no up-and-comer with an UTME score of 199 can be conceded into any of the accompanying colleges whose base score is 200:Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile Ife; University of Ibadan; Covenant University, Ota; University of Lagos;and University of Benin. “No up-and-comer with a score under 180 can be conceded into a considerable lot of the colleges including, the Lagos State University(190); Afe Babalola University(180);Nigerian Army University, Biu (180);University of Jos (180); University of Abuja (180); Redeemers University(180) University of Ilorin (180); Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria (180), Bayero University Kano(180); Alex Ekwueme University(180) and PAMO University of Medical sciences, Port Hacourt(180) Similarly for Polytechnics; no up-and-comer with an UTME score of 199 is allowable into the School of Orthopedic Cast Technology,Ilorin, which has set 200 as its base UTME score; similarly as the Federal Polytechnic Nekede, Imo State has set a base UTME score of 180; Airforce Institute of Technology, Kaduna(170) and Abdu Gusau Polytechnic, Talata Mafara, Zamfara State (160) As for the Colleges of Education, the 100 least score being marched isn’t commonly right in light of the fact that no applicant can be conceded into any of the accompanying Coleges of Education with an UTME score under 180:College of Education, Maru, Zamfara State;Federal College of Education, Eha-Amufu, Enugu State Akwa Ibom State College of Education, Afaha-Nsit, Akwa Ibom State;Onit Colleg of Education, Mbaukwu, Anambra State.
“In the classification of Innovation Enterprise Institutions, the base UTME score for a portion of the establishments are as per the following: Laurel School of Mines, Ogudu, Lagos – 180; NTA College, Jos – 170; and Oluaka Institute of Technology, Owerri,- 150 “Once more, it is critical to take note of that there are instances of competitors with UTME scores of over 300 that may in the long run rank beneath some different up-and-comers with UTME score of 200 when every single other score are totaled. Indeed, even inside every establishment, there is an alternate least score (cut – off) for induction into various projects (courses).
They are normally altogether higher for courses, for example, MBBS, Engineering, Nursing, Law, and so on, with by and large accessible space of under 10% of the candidates. “The Board has throughout the years repeated the above focuses to sharpen the overall population on the so the called national least scores for every tertiary organization which have kept on creating disarray on the nature of competitors being conceded into tertiary foundations in Nigeria. “It is likewise noticed that UTME is a positioning assessment intended to put the best accessible enrolled applicants into Universities, Polytechnics, Colleges of Education and other certify tertiary foundations in Nigeria. In that capacity, the base scores into every organization or program fluctuates; in light of scholastic exhibitions of applicants who applied to such foundations.
“Throughout the years, not many projects, for example, MBBS, Engineering, Law and Pharmacy are oversubscribed by applicants. “Additionally, a portion of the establishments draw in a greater number of up-and-comers than numerous others, in this manner making it basic for every foundation to set its base score, in light of its conditions and as affirmed at the Policy Meeting. “The Board had consistently distributed on its site (www.jamb.gov.ng) full subtleties of least UTME score for every organization. The body has additionally consistently reminded possibility to take note of that each program (course) has an alternate least score which is typically high for serious projects.”