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Sunday, 15 April 2018

Only 35% of 2018/2019 JAMB/UTME Candidates Will Be Admitted – NUC

Official JAMB Score Analysis 2018 – See the
jamb scores statistics, jamb result breakdown
and jamb performance statistics 2018.

JAMB claims to have viewed all CCTV footage
in all centres nationwide. They combined all
the information from the CCTV footage, with
reports from supervisors, monitors and other
independent Nigerians, to come up with the
following statistics;

Total Number of 2018 UTME Candidates:
Number of Released Results: 1,502,978
Number of With-held Results: 112,331
Number of Results for Blind Candidates (Still
With-held): 350
According to the JAMB Spokesman, Mr.
Fabian Benjamin, the above numbers exclude
the results for Foreign Candidates, who are
expected to write their own exams in April.

The National Universities Commission, NUC,
has said only 35 per cent of the 1.7 million
candidates who wrote the Unified Tertiary
Matriculation Examination, UTME, will be
admitted this year due to limited spaces in
the universities.

The executive secretary of the commission,
Abubakar Rasheed, was quoted as saying this
at a one-day public hearing on the regulatory
conflict between JAMB and universities in
offering admission in Nigeria.

The hearing was organised by the Senate
Committee on Tertiary Institutions and
TETFund on Tuesday.

Mr. Rasheed said the limited spaces in
Nigeria’s tertiary institutions have made
admission crisis inevitable.
Mr. Oloyede said most of the candidates, who
sit for its examination annually do not have
the required qualification to gain admission.

“It is not true that we have 1.6 million
candidates that are ready to go into the
Nigerian university system. Of the 1.6 million
that took the exam, I can say conveniently
that not more than 35 per cent of them are
not prepared for admission; they are just
trying. They do not have the five O’Level
required to go into the university,” he said in
the report by The Nation newspapers.

According to him, 80 per cent of candidates
sitting for the UTME do not have the O’Level
qualifications when writing the examination.

“They are awaiting results. So, when we are
building our theories and analysis, we need to
be very cautious.

“If you score 400 over 400 if you do not have
the five O’Level, you cannot come into the
university. The basic qualification is the five
O’Level,” he said

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