JAMB- 3,135 applicants with high UTME scores denied confirmation
An amount of 3,135 Unified Tertiary Matriculation Examination and Direct Entry examinations candidates who scored at least 300 of every 2018, 2019 and 2020 didn’t obtain entrance into tertiary establishments
The figure relies upon the affirmation estimations organized by the Joint Admissions and Matriculation Board for the three years. The insights were made open on the board’s site. The board is at this point working on the 2021 estimations following the completion of the 2021 affirmations.
While tertiary establishments are at the opportunity to conclude their specific cut-off marks for affirmation, there is a conviction that contenders who score better grades appreciate high grounds over those with poor UTME scores.
In 2018, JAMB saw that an amount of 4,683 contenders scored at least 300, only 3,683 gained admission while 1,000 promising new kids in town couldn’t procure the certification. In 2019, an amount of 2,967 contenders scored at least 300, while 2,288 promising new kids on the block got admission 679 were denied.
In 2020, a sum of 4,948 candidates scored 300 or more, while 3,492 competitors were conceded, 1,456 were denied admission.
The JAMB registrar, in person of Prof Ishaq Oloyede, on the site of the board recorded, “Wrong O’Level subject mix; low post-UTME screening score; renunciation of admission offer; duplication of use; nonattendance from post-UTME screening and bungle of catchment” as a portion of the reasons a few competitors who scored more than 300 score didn’t gain admission.