Only 378,639 out of 1,761,338 that wrote the 2022 UTME scored 200 and above - JAMB Registrar
JAMB has disclosed that only 378,639 of the 1,761,338 who wrote the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) scored 200 and above.
The Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) and heads of tertiary education institutions and other stakeholders in the education sector in the country have announced the minimum cut-off mark for admissions in the 2022/2023 academic session, Myschoolnews.ng report.
The stakeholders announced 140 as the minimum cut-off mark for admission into Nigerian universities, polytechnics – 100 and colleges of education – 100 were made known at a Policy Meeting on Admissions presided by the Minister of Education, Adamu Adamu, in Abuja.
JAMB’s registrar, Professor Ishaq Oloyede, who announced the cut-off after thorough debates and votes by vice-chancellors of universities, rectors of polytechnics, and provosts of colleges of education, said the implication is that every institution has the right to fix its own cut-off mark even up to 220 but no one would be allowed to go less than the agreed minimum marks of 100 for colleges of education, 100 for polytechnics and 140 for universities.
The JAMB registrar revealed that only 378,639 of the 1,761,338 who wrote the 2022 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examinations (UTME) scored 200 and above.
While giving further statistics of the 2022 examination, Oloyede noted that 378,639 scored above 200; a total of 520,596 candidates scored 190 and above; 704,991 scored 180 and above; 934,103 scored 170 and above; 1,192, 057 scored 160 and above.
Speaking further, Oloyede noted that the board allowed candidates with awaiting results to register for the 2022 UTME.
“JAMB allowed awaiting results candidates to register and sit for the 2022 UTME. These candidates can’t be considered for admission on awaiting result status. They must present their O’level results on the board’s portal before the commencement of admissions,” Oloyede said.