On Monday, the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board (JAMB) has made it clear that some universities will not offer admission to candidates with UTME score lower than 200.
The University that will be adhering to these include;
- University of Lagos
- University of Ibadan
- Covenant University
- Obafemi Awolowo University and
- University of Benin.
Furthermore, a candidate with a UTME score of 199 cannot be admitted to one of the following universities mentioned above whose minimum score is 200
This was revealed in a statement released by JAMB spokesman Dr. Fabian Benjamin, which he signed in Abuja on Monday.
Fabian also listed top institutions that do not accept candidates who scored less than 180 points this year at the Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination (UTME).
To further simplify the above information, the following example will be used, Emeka has a Jamb score of 199 and chose the University of Benin as his first choice in the 2020 Jamb registration….. The University of Benin won’t offer Emeka admission because he has a Jamb score lower than 200.
Any candidates with a Utme score below 180 will not be admitted to any of the universities which includes;
- 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
- PAMO University of Medical Sciences, Port Harcourt – 180
Fabian also mentioned that the high scores in UTME may not be enough to guarantee admission.
According to Fabian, the institutions were free to set their cut off marks based on certain conditions approved by JAMB.
Other parameters such as post UTME test results, Post-A’ Level qualification screening, O’ Level results and catchment area are also considered during the admission process.